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Bob

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ScaleTrains ET44 couplers
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:15:10 AM »
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Has anyone swapped out the factory supplied couplers on the ScaleTrains ET44s?  I am trying to use MT couplers for all of my locomotives and rolling stock rather than my current mix of likely 4 to 5 coupler types.  Thanks!

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Re: ScaleTrains ET44 couplers
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 03:56:47 PM »
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how well do those work, vis-a-vis coupling/uncoupling, slinky, durability, and such?

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Re: ScaleTrains ET44 couplers
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 04:42:01 PM »
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They are not bad when coupled like-to-like - I have a small string of their covered hoppers, and I think there is less slinky action and they rarely come undone.  But, I sometimes find it tricky to get them to couple to MT or other couplers, which is why I am thinking of changing.

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Re: ScaleTrains ET44 couplers
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 10:54:16 PM »
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My first run of my C39-8 had zero coupler issues coupled to MTs (1015s) on other locos.  I'll be changing them for appearances sake, at some point, but functionally they seem to be fine.