Re: Discontinuance of Kadee #58 Semi-Scale Couplers


Hello Tom, without actually seeing the particular model I can only suggest a coupler to try. I would try a short #143 standard head whisker coupler or the short scale head #153 in our #252 draft gear box. The #252 box is the whisker version of our 30 series box and is the shortest box we offer.

If this does not work then contact me off list at and if possible send a digital photo of the coupler platform or mounting area.

Sam Clarke
Kadee Quality Products

From: tmolsen@UDel.Edu
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 1:06 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Discontinuance of Kadee #58 Semi-Scale Couplers

Thanks for the information on the conversions and updates to the coupler line.

What Kadee scale coupler and box would you recommend for the back of the Oriental (Brass) F3/F7/FP7's. These units were designed to be drawbarred as the gearbox case on the rear truck sticks out almost to the rear frame. Makes it tough to mount a coupler box which won't shift sideways when coupling to freight cars or anything else. With a draft of cars, it is always fun to try to back up the train when making a setoff.

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292

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