Author Topic: Kato D51 2009 Steam engine tender coupler  (Read 332 times)

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cjp53

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Kato D51 2009 Steam engine tender coupler
« on: May 11, 2019, 06:38:29 AM »
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A very good friend sent me this cool engine for my birthday and I would like to replace the rapido couplers with knuckle couplers. Does anyone have this engine and replaced the couplers  if so what coupler do I need to purchase?

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Re: Kato D51 2009 Steam engine tender coupler
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 01:06:09 AM »
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Kato might make a conversion coupler, which would work with MT etc. couplers.  They do make some, as Japanese railroads also use knuckle couplers.

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Jim Costello

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Re: Kato D51 2009 Steam engine tender coupler
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 01:48:36 AM »
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MTL conversion list suggests a 1129.
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Re: Kato D51 2009 Steam engine tender coupler
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 07:04:22 AM »
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Thank you,looking up the engine it says a it could be converted to a knuckle type but does not say what one.I'll try MTL 1129.I found a shop that is a Kato dealer not far from me I'll take it up there and see if they carry that coupler in stock.Thanks to both of you.