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Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« on: March 13, 2016, 10:03:20 PM »
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I checked the MTL conversion chart, but it doesn't list Kato's SD45 loco.

Anyone know? Dee's no help.


Hmm... I'm guessing
either the 2001 or the
2004...


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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 10:10:10 PM »
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If it's from the older runs (no snow plow)  then it's the 1015.  If it's from the last couple years then you need to put 1015 shanks inside a 2004 box.

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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 10:20:13 PM »
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Thanks!


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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 11:13:22 PM »
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I have a couple of the newer run SD45s and I run 1015s in the 1015 boxes. Works great. You just have to trim the small squares out of the corners of the coupler opening.
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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 12:25:09 PM »
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I have a couple of the newer run SD45s and I run 1015s in the 1015 boxes. Works great. You just have to trim the small squares out of the corners of the coupler opening.

I've done the same as Karl. Only takes a couple minutes.

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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2016, 11:03:07 PM »
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If it's from the older runs (no snow plow)  then it's the 1015.  If it's from the last couple years then you need to put 1015 shanks inside a 2004 box.

I agree with using 1015 shanks in 2004 boxes. I've tried using the 1015s in 1015 boxes (in the SD70ACe's), but the box is too thick and the clip keeps popping out. I've also tried sanding the 1015 boxes but that is a pain and takes more time than I'm willing to invest now.

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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 02:43:17 AM »
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Has anyone tried Z905's?
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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2016, 01:02:51 PM »
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Can 2004 be used in a 1015 box? Wondering if its possible, not for the SD45 but just in general. Otherwise will have a bunch of 1015 boxes and 2004 shanks lying around. :)

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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2016, 03:03:14 PM »
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Kis,

 The KATO SD45 is on page 3 of the PDF and it says #1015.
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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2016, 03:09:46 PM »
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Kis,

 The KATO SD45 is on page 3 of the PDF and it says #1015.

I just looked again, and there is the SD45 listed on page 4 for me. Shoulda scrolled down, but I thought pg 3 was the last one because of the big, empty space after the SD40-2.


Hmm... Thanks for
clearing that up...



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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2016, 06:27:32 PM »
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The PDF is .... out of date

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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2016, 08:50:04 PM »
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Re: Which Micro-Trains Coupler for Kato SD45?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2016, 12:27:32 AM »
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Can 2004 be used in a 1015 box? Wondering if its possible, not for the SD45 but just in general. Otherwise will have a bunch of 1015 boxes and 2004 shanks lying around. :)

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