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mike_lawyer

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Body mount tender coupler for Kato Mikado
« on: May 11, 2019, 10:24:17 PM »
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Hi guys -

I am looking to install body mount couplers on Kato Mikado tenders.  Will an MT 1050 work, or would another MT coupler work better? 

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Re: Body mount tender coupler for Kato Mikado
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 11:54:03 PM »
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Re: Body mount tender coupler for Kato Mikado
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 01:42:28 AM »
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Try a MTL Z905. Would look much better.
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Re: Body mount tender coupler for Kato Mikado
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 01:47:02 AM »
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MTL conversion lists suggest a 1129.
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Re: Body mount tender coupler for Kato Mikado
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 02:59:04 AM »
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MTL conversion lists suggest a 1129.
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the 1129 isn't a body mount, its a t-shank replacement for the truck mounted

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Re: Body mount tender coupler for Kato Mikado
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 07:25:16 AM »
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True, sorry I mis-read your question.  Two nearly identical questions in a row.
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Re: Body mount tender coupler for Kato Mikado
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 11:39:51 PM »
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I assume you meant the 1015 (not 1050, since I can't find anything numbered 1050).
Personally, I have always used the 1023.  However, looking at one mounted under one of my engines, the back of the coupler box still doesn't reach the truck axle, so a 1015, which is shorter, should work just fine. 

I can't say how the coupler height will work.  The 1023 works very nicely with just a .010" or .020" shim between it and the bottom of the tender.

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Re: Body mount tender coupler for Kato Mikado
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 12:38:59 AM »
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The mounting height for both differs by only a few thousandths of an inch.  For all practical purposes, the 1015 and 1023/25 mount at the same height, using the same hole location.

Like Max, I still prefer the 1023/25 (I use the 1025), because while it's a longer box, it's also thinner, and looks better under the end of a car.
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Re: Body mount tender coupler for Kato Mikado
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 08:30:15 AM »
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Yes, I meant the 1015 in the original post.  I will have to try the 1025 out and see which one I like best.