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GOEMON Couplers...
« on: March 06, 2019, 11:35:17 AM »
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 This product was briefly mentioned in the long thread regarding MT's True-Scale release, but I can't find much additional info about these.

Although they're a bit expensive, it seems they would look great on the front end of F-units, etc., and look to be a "drop in" replacement for "full size" MTs...

Does anyone here have any experiences with these?

Mark in Oregon
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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 12:40:19 PM »
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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 02:42:24 PM »
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I've got 10 pair, they are an exact copy of 1015 couples with realistic knukle detail.. I'll post some pics tonight..

The mfg is supposedly in Japan, and have arranged with a US Ebay seller for sole US distribution.. (may has changed since I bought mine.)

All you get is the top and bottom half of a coupler on a sprue.. you supply your own trip pin spring and box.

Knukle size is about the same as MT.. and same design gives full slinky effect.

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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 03:28:10 PM »
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Mark,

It's GOEMON  ;)

See here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=41566.0

Mark

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Sorry; I guess I flipped a couple of letters...I don't deserve to be on The Railwire!  :)

Mark in Oregon

PS: Thanks for the link to the previous discussion...
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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 04:34:44 PM »
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I swiped bunch of photos from the eBay listing - see my gallery: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=860;u=2700

Here is one:


Very nice looking couplers (although not any smaller than MTL).  BUt much better than Scale Trains, McHenry, or Bachmann Boxing Gloves.

Very cleanly molded too - MTL quality!
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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 06:23:50 PM »
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I've got 10 pair, they are an exact copy of 1015 couples with realistic knukle detail.. I'll post some pics tonight..

The mfg is supposedly in Japan, and have arranged with a US Ebay seller for sole US distribution.. (may has changed since I bought mine.)

All you get is the top and bottom half of a coupler on a sprue.. you supply your own trip pin spring and box.

Knukle size is about the same as MT.. and same design gives full slinky effect.

~Ian

So how do they operate?

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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 06:28:43 PM »
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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 06:52:32 PM »
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So how do they operate?

I have not tested mine yet - their geometry is the same as standard N scale MTL couplers, so they should operate just as well as MTL (coupled to themselves or to MT couplers).  And of course they will slink.  :)  One of these days I will do a write-up on them (once I get to that project, unless someone beats me to it).  ;)
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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 08:00:17 PM »
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I have not tested mine yet - their geometry is the same as standard N scale MTL couplers, so they should operate just as well as MTL (coupled to themselves or to MT couplers).  And of course they will slink.  :)  One of these days I will do a write-up on them (once I get to that project, unless someone beats me to it).  ;)

Dito.. mine are still in the baggie..
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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 09:12:13 PM »
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Re: GEOMON Couplers...
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 10:27:32 PM »
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I have not tested mine yet - their geometry is the same as standard N scale MTL couplers, so they should operate just as well as MTL (coupled to themselves or to MT couplers).  And of course they will slink.  :)  One of these days I will do a write-up on them (once I get to that project, unless someone beats me to it).  ;)

I for one look forward to hearing what you have to say about them; they certainly look nice...

Mark in Oregon

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Re: GOEMON Couplers...
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 10:22:58 AM »
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They do look better.  Now, if they will only make them in Z scale - -  and those are still compatible with MTL Z and N scale couplers.

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Re: GOEMON Couplers...
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 11:35:35 AM »
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THose look like 1025 replacements not 1015.

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Re: GOEMON Couplers...
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 01:40:29 PM »
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THose look like 1025 replacements not 1015.

Yes, the centering spring is behind the retaining post, so they are a replacement for 1023/1025, and any other coupler constructed that way with centered shank.
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