Jeff Helm <delta-p@...>
My thanks also for the analysis and useful information on mounting
couplers (fwiw coming from a 'newby").
A question: I note that what seems like an increasing number of
new, high quality kits (read, "kits I want") are being designed for
the #78 coupler. Has anyone installed the AP coupler and box on
these? I presume that adding a shim above the AP box would be used
to adjust the height in this situation. Are there any other changes
Second, any negative implications of running a "mixed" fleet using
AP and #58/78 couplers? I started to convert everything to #58s
when equipped with other couplings. Now I am seriously considering
the AP, but will probably have some of each for the forseeable
future. Do they look acceptable together?
Thanks again for the information, although life was certainly easier
when my mind was made up on using only Kadee 58/78s. Back to the
hobby shop (or net) in search of APs! Why did I ever decide to work
toward being a prototype modeler (VBG!).
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Eric Hansmann" <ehansmann@a...> wrote:
applications motivated me to do some measurements andexperimentation
today on two new-in-box Fifth Avenue Car Shops Milwaukee ribsidethe
standard moulded industry-standard draft gear boxes designed fordrop
in Kadee-type couplers, essentially identical to that found withmine
concerning the ProtoAccumate coupler and the Kadee #78. Thanks forsharing
all of your details.