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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #540 on: June 16, 2017, 05:35:08 PM »
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This has been discussed at length already... you basically need to sand down the "whiskers" (for lack of a better term) a little so that the coupler won't be quite so stiff.  Earlier in this thread it was talked about some and the improvement is supposedly rather fine.

Wasn't there also another "fix" where the end of the shank (with the hole in it) was split to give more flex to the whiskers?
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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #541 on: June 17, 2017, 02:00:19 AM »
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A variation that would fit 1025 cases would also be useful.  There are a lot of body-mounted 1025s out there, especially on older cars, when that was the most widely available coupler.
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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #542 on: September 01, 2017, 12:55:41 PM »
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@Shipsure where are the couplers for cabooses?????
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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #543 on: September 01, 2017, 01:46:06 PM »
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@Shipsure where are the couplers for cabooses?????

You could add bunch of washers between the trucks and the bolsters until the coupler is at the right height...and your N scale crews need a ladder to reach the steps...:D

Given there are no springs, another option might be to leave the lid off the coupler box to overcompensate for the lower mounting surface.

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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #544 on: September 20, 2017, 04:34:26 PM »
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You could add bunch of washers between the trucks and the bolsters until the coupler is at the right height...and your N scale crews need a ladder to reach the steps...:D

Given there are no springs, another option might be to leave the lid off the coupler box to overcompensate for the lower mounting surface.

I actually did just that on a Bowser N5c i left the lid off and made everything flush and works great.
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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #545 on: September 25, 2017, 10:44:58 AM »
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Hey guys, I’ve attached a few posed shots of our new N Scale, True-Scale Coupler system we are getting ready to introduce soon.  These are designed to be alternative used by modelers looking for a more prototypical looking coupler with scale distances between cars.  Easy to assemble and install they are great for modelers running consists at shows, MU-ing locomotives together without having to use unrealistic drawbars and for those who are not using magnetic uncoupling.  They are scale size and consist of a draft gear box, lid, knuckle and lip shank and a separate plug in air hose and no springs.

These are designed as an accessory and stand alone coupler system.  They will not couple with existing N scale couplers because of their prototypical size and construction.  They are uncoupled manually using a sharp toothpick or a needle and can be joined by simply pushing the cars together.  These are body mount couplers using a box that is the same dimensions as our 1015 so any application that uses 1015’s will work.  I’ve successfully attached these to Atlas and Kato Locomotives with no problems.  We will be offering them in both standard length and an extended shank and draft gear box for longer cars.    These are scheduled to be available in package form this October.  Pricing will be available then.




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Hi @Shipsure ,  the diagrams of the two coupler boxes on the MT website show the same dimensional length for short and long shank boxes (0.17"), but the image above shows differing lengths along the sides from the back of the coupler box/lid to the snap leg shoulder.  What is the dimension for each?

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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #546 on: September 25, 2017, 01:29:33 PM »
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.ShortLong
Box Length.170.205
Mount hole to coupler rear face.210.275
Shank pin to coupler rear face.115.188
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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #547 on: September 25, 2017, 01:48:02 PM »
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.ShortLong
Box Length.170.205
Mount hole to coupler rear face.210.275
Shank pin to coupler rear face.115.188

@Mark W , Thanks for those measurements!

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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #548 on: September 26, 2017, 03:49:06 PM »
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.ShortLong
Box Length.170.205
Mount hole to coupler rear face.210.275
Shank pin to coupler rear face.115.188

Mark are these true scale?????  :D :D
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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #549 on: July 03, 2019, 11:29:50 AM »
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Just checking in to see if there's any further development of the TSC system from Micro-Trains. Any 1015 adapter, different shank lengths (like a medium between short and long) or anything else they've got cooking. It's been pretty quiet for the last couple of years…

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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #550 on: July 03, 2019, 03:36:14 PM »
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Just checking in to see if there's any further development of the TSC system from Micro-Trains. Any 1015 adapter, different shank lengths (like a medium between short and long) or anything else they've got cooking. It's been pretty quiet for the last couple of years…

Its on my list...we are maxed out with the TBOX and the Single Window Coach at the moment, but i'll get something else in the pipeline...

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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #551 on: July 04, 2019, 07:37:15 AM »
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I want to put my request in again for an offset shank. Several of my installations are “topless”.
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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #552 on: July 04, 2019, 02:49:11 PM »
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I want to put my request in again for an offset shank. Several of my installations are “topless”.

Just a thought, perhaps an offset in the box would be preferable to an offset at the shank?

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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #553 on: July 04, 2019, 06:23:53 PM »
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My biggest request would be a conversion that fits in a 1015/Accumate box.
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Re: Preview of upcoming MTL True-Scale Coupler system
« Reply #554 on: August 23, 2019, 09:30:52 AM »
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I want to put my request in again for an offset shank. Several of my installations are “topless”.

I will second this request. Doing some conversions on cars that have been lowered, removing the top of the TSC box was not enough of a height adjustment. If the coupler were just a bit higher on it's own it would be perfect. I am perhaps talking about an underslung version.