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turbowhiz

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Re: AAR Type E Coupler in N Scale from the Phrozen Sonic Mini 8k
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2023, 08:54:48 PM »
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@turbowhiz speaking of the N-Possible scale couple, any news on that front?

Well, in terms of an update, expect more formal announcements shortly. But as a teaser, I’m confident that I have a truly commercially viable product design after a recent breakthrough. I finally cracked the true drop in compatibility problem, so a wide range of factory body mount models (and truck mounts too, because I can) are truly drop in. And the ones that aren’t truly drop in are easily modified to work in almost all cases. Supplier sourcing has begun in earnest. The prototypes I demonstrated in Nashville (and the YouTube content, including Ed’s) were great, but they are proof-of-concept prototypes rather than a production ready product. Although my spring design works wonderfully for magnetic uncoupling applications as well, scale couplers will definitely be first to market.

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Re: AAR Type E Coupler in N Scale from the Phrozen Sonic Mini 8k
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2023, 09:03:37 PM »
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Your earlier post stated "...split shank designs like the upcoming N-Possible scale coupler..." and here you state "...I’ve fallen down hard for better or worse…".  So which is it?  Is the project dead or still alive?

"Fallen down hard" referring to the fact I'm finding myself in the MRR business, even though it was never my intent to turn my hobby into a business.

N-Possible is very much alive, despite the fact that I've been very quiet on the public front. 

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Re: AAR Type E Coupler in N Scale from the Phrozen Sonic Mini 8k
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2023, 10:55:53 PM »
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"Fallen down hard" referring to the fact I'm finding myself in the MRR business, even though it was never my intent to turn my hobby into a business.

N-Possible is very much alive, despite the fact that I've been very quiet on the public front.
Well that is great new for those of us who have been anxiously awaiting any news.
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Re: AAR Type E Coupler in N Scale from the Phrozen Sonic Mini 8k
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2023, 11:36:21 AM »
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Where did you source the trip pins? I've been considering a 3D printed HOn3 coupler but finding a source for trip pins is a bit tough
I used some that I had lying around. That is a more difficult part to source.
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Re: AAR Type E Coupler in N Scale from the Phrozen Sonic Mini 8k
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2023, 03:00:13 PM »
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I used some that I had lying around. That is a more difficult part to source.

Not really. If you contact MTL (call them and ask), they do sell coupler parts (like trip pins).  They are not very expensive.  I bought some for the GOEMON couplers, but unfortunately few years ago MTL apparently shrunk down their trip pins, so they are too loose in GOEMONs.  The current pins are thinner than the ones from a decade ago. But if you use them in 3D pritned couplers that makes no difference.
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