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6axlepwr

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Cushioned Draft Gear
« on: July 01, 2013, 02:21:08 PM »
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For a cushioned draft gear box, What is available for body mount? Or is there anything available?
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Re: Cushioned Draft Gear
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 03:01:17 PM »
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There's 24 pages to this thread, but skip towards the end, and I think you may find the answer you're looking for:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=21980.0

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Re: Cushioned Draft Gear
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 04:38:36 PM »
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Yep - Ed is taking orders for an upcoming run of etched pockets.  Just be warned that they only work with the "Full Throttle/Bowser/Lee English" Z scale couplers, which can now only be purchased directly from Lee English (or by cannibalizing Full Throttle Z scale trucks, but that is expensive).  Some more general info is summarized here:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=21980.msg319260#msg319260

the latest coupler ordering info is here:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=21980.msg324793#msg324793

and the latest pocket ordering info is here:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=21980.msg325585#msg325585

This pocket design could be readily resized to work with Accumate & McHenry couplers, but neither Ed nor I have any plans to do so.  The design would not easily port to use with MT couplers though.

-gfh