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ednadolski

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2012, 12:35:11 AM »
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Awesome!   Thanks David!

What kind of pocket does this fit in?

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2012, 01:51:29 AM »
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Its own, if I'm reading it right.  It apparently isn't a drop-in replacement for anything.
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2012, 04:36:03 AM »
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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...

Pete,Let's hope its a better clone that works.I been slowly replacing my slinks er,ah MT couplers with Accumates since they work for my slow switching needs.

I was body mounting  MT's #1015  couplers but,after wrecking a frame  :facepalm: I decided to drop that project.
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2012, 04:41:42 AM »
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HA! I was one of the first to see this coupler in prototyping 2yrs ago! PFFFFFT!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2012, 04:49:01 AM »
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I'm awaiting samples with great anticipation DKS!  I hope they're about the size of MT Nn3 couplers...which, although they don't look very prototypical, are actually about the right size (in 6 of 7 measurements).  I'll hold off body-mounting any more of them until I see what you've come up with!

I don't give a rat's rear-end for automatic coupling and uncoupling.  If you could make them uncouple from a functional uncoupling bar...that would be GREAT!!!  So what if my hand would have to use a dental pick to operate it?  Seeing my 1:1 hand in the scene is NOT a negative factor for me, nor any other model railroader I have ever had actual contact with!

Uh oh...is that a dongle I see underneath?  Snip...off it'll come...just like all of my MT's!  My dreams of a functional uncoupling bar have been disintegrated!

When are you going to do the rare-earth magnet tipped air hoses I've been waiting for? Hahaha! 

Keep up the excellence!

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 10:00:56 AM »
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Either 
this or Sergent couplers in N will get the TiVoDollars. 

In any case, a line of pockets for retrofitting to the common stuff like Atlas and Kato locos would be highly useful.  A line of underframes that lowers commonly avaliable bodies to proto height and giving proper coupler height would happiy cost me plenty...
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2012, 10:06:11 AM »
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Funny, its shape is somewhat reminiscent......

What? Coupler shaped?

DKS, my money's on you and, given your ingenuity and fastidious attention to design, for you when the product hits the street. And thanks for heeding the call of N scalers everywhere for a better mousetrap.
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2012, 10:19:47 AM »
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Guess I should stop converting to body mounts now, eh?

This is gonna get expensive...

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 10:43:02 AM »
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Either   :drool: :facepalm:
this or Sergent couplers in N will get the TiVoDollars. 

In any case, a line of pockets for retrofitting to the common stuff like Atlas and Kato locos would be highly useful.  A line of underframes that lowers commonly avaliable bodies to proto height and giving proper coupler height would happiy cost me plenty...

+1

I love this idea. If this market could be tapped it would have a lot of potential, not to mention ease on our part as modelers. I'm excited by this news and have full confidence in Dave from what I've seen thus far in his work! Waiting sucks!

Thanks,
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2012, 10:54:20 AM »
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Interesting to see that someone is courageous in today's market to develop new N and Z scale couplers.
 :) Perhaps I am the exception, but when running trains, I do not perform uncoupling/coupling operations very often.
Mostly I want to couplers to fasten and stay fastened while the train is in motion, stops and resumes motion.

On my layout the engines  include Atlas, Bachmann, Kato and MTL, and rolling stock includes mostly MTL.
I am delighted with how these engines run, but puzzled that I encounter trouble getting 3 Kato SDACe DCC engines to stay coupled to each other and a train of freight cars coupled to the rear engine of the consist.
It is not clear if my problem is just that = operator error or a short coming of the couplers themselves.

Will these new ones work better than what we know have?

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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2012, 07:44:52 AM »
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I hope they make more impact than the "biggest milestone to N Scale since the Fox Valley Models metal wheelsets."  :facepalm:  (nothing against FVM, of course)
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2012, 07:49:06 AM »
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I hope they make more impact than the "biggest milestone to N Scale since the Fox Valley Models metal wheelsets."  :facepalm:  (nothing against FVM, of course)

If you're anything close to a prototype modeler than you will realize how significant the FVM whellsets are.
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2012, 07:53:30 AM »
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If you're anything close to a prototype modeler than you will realize how significant the FVM whellsets are.

I beg your pardon.  They are nice wheelsets, but Intermountain or MTL lo-pros and weighting to NMRA specs serve me well-why the personal attack?  :?
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2012, 09:00:06 AM »
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I beg your pardon.  They are nice wheelsets, but Intermountain or MTL lo-pros and weighting to NMRA specs serve me well-why the personal attack?  :?

Sorry, my dog bit me this morning.  My comment is geared toward function AND appearance.  Intermountain's don't look like prototype wheels and MTL's are, well, plastic.
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Re: New N Scale Coupler Announced! NZT
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2012, 09:17:03 AM »
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David remember, we need offset couplers like MT 2004's.  Man I can not wait.  And for the record, I do remote uncoupling with electromagnetic uncouplers so this feature is wanted by at least one person!

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