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New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« on: May 05, 2012, 09:08:26 PM »
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http://www.model160.com/n-scale-news-blog/nzt-announces-new-n-scale-coupler/

If DKS can deliver on even half of these features this is going to be amazeballs!   :o

Is it 2014 yet?











How about now?  :scared:
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 09:14:48 PM »
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Pretty cool.
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 09:17:40 PM »
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I volunteer to test a few hundred samples... :trollface:
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 09:18:26 PM »
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Interesting-very interesting.
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 09:23:05 PM »
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 09:26:22 PM »
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Very interesting - where is David to tell us more?

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 09:31:44 PM »
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The uncoupling feature is what I am interested in. This could be a good thing.
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 09:39:18 PM »
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I hope it is smaller then the current N scale couplers, and for non-cushioned under frame cars has a much shorter shank.

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 10:09:01 PM »
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I've certainly been waiting for this announcement!  (One of the reasons my Full Throttle tests have been languishing, in fact.)  But 2014?  I hope I can wait that long.   :|

Great news though!

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 10:16:19 PM »
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Sounds good in theory, but getting the automatic coupling/uncoupling to work reliably under average conditions has always been the issue.  I hope he can make it work.  My perception is that to date only MT has come close to achieving this.  I prefer to avoid the 1-1 scale giant arms hovering over the scenery, which kill the illusion for me, much more so than the occasional unprototypical back-and-forth movements required by automatic uncoupling. 

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 10:19:12 PM »
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Oh wow!! This is going to be awesome. You da man David!
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2012, 10:48:38 PM »
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Be afraid , be very afraid Mr Smith , and watch your six . Could be a buy out , or a swim with da fishes . Which Smith is the better Engineering Plastic Smith , time will tell .

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 10:49:42 PM »
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Count me down for the Beta testing!  :ashat:
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 10:52:18 PM »
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012, 11:48:20 PM »
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Funny, its shape is somewhat reminiscent of the loved-or-hated Accumates....  If it really delivers what it promises, this might be a big step forward for N scale. If not - oh well, just another MT clone...
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