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    • May 23, 2020 8:49 PM EDT
    • Michael Kirrene said:

      Kadee 831's are "G" truck-mount couplers, not body-mount.

      I know .....Padre Mills has him covered so let it go

    • May 23, 2020 8:43 PM EDT
    • Kadee 831's are "G" truck-mount couplers, not body-mount.

    • May 23, 2020 8:36 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills. said:

      Mr.Russell;  The person stated he wanted the Kadee #1 gauge couplers....not the larger "G" scale ones.  He also stated that he has the #1 gauge coupler gauge already.

      I know!

    • May 23, 2020 8:35 PM EDT
    • Mark ....I did not see where they recommend body mounting I only see what they recommend for their couplers with this PDF https://www.kadee.com/documents/g1list.pdf

       

      However Fredrick Mills,Padre,Friar,Father Fred (no nicknames intended) seems to have you covered. So I will bow out and good luck "IF" you decide to purchase that Piko car and body mount kadees. Once again ....please post "PICTURES" if you decide to make the purchase!

    • May 23, 2020 8:27 PM EDT
    • Mr.Russell;  The person stated he wanted the Kadee #1 gauge couplers....not the larger "G" scale ones.  He also stated that he has the #1 gauge coupler gauge already.

    • May 23, 2020 8:23 PM EDT
    • Rooster:

       

      Where do you see that Kadee makes that recommendation for body mounting on Piko tank cars?

       

      The Coupler Conversion List shows #1909 or #1931 for their Type 1 couplers for Piko cars. Those are for truck mounting and not for body mounting which is what I want to do.

       

      The famous "inquiring minds want to know" quote comes to mind.

       

      Thanks.

    • May 23, 2020 7:46 PM EDT
    • Mark,

       Kadee recommends the 831's or the new AAR 909's which they are moving towards. Never done any of the Piko cars myself but good luck with the purchase and if you decide on what you want please post "Pictures" of the "Newly" purchased Piko Texaco tank car with kadee couplers.

    • May 23, 2020 6:53 PM EDT
    • Fred, 

       

      Thanks.  I should have mentioned that I currently don't have any Piko rolling stock and have not yet purchased this car.  I'm hoping to purchase the car and the couplers from the same seller to reduce shipping charges.

       

      Thanks again.

    • May 23, 2020 6:32 PM EDT
    •    ....but then, I'm going by the picture of a Piko tank car, which resembles a NG tank car. I don't have one in my hands, so I could be wrong     .If you have the Kadee coupler gauge, and it fits under the end beam, then the choice is yours,,, take your pick:  Kadee 820's or the 1906 E type; they both use the same draft gear box; yes you will likely need shims, but that is easy. Just use styrene shim stock, of various thicknesses, to get the correct height for the coupler pad.   "Easy Peasy"...drill the proper size holes, using the centre and end holes, after you build up the pad.   I use a pin vice.

        Fred Mills

    • May 23, 2020 8:45 PM EDT
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      Hook it up Lou!

    • May 22, 2020 8:28 PM EDT
    • Lou Luczu said:

      Is this too obvious? Connect the 2 connectors together for track power?

      Yes, exactly.  Polarity will determine direction. Simple as it gets.

    • May 22, 2020 12:17 PM EDT
    • Lou Luczu said:

      Is this too obvious? Connect the 2 connectors together for track power?

      Yes, I guess so. Should be quite easy to test with a meter set to measure ohms?

    • May 22, 2020 10:34 AM EDT
    • Is this too obvious? Connect the 2 connectors together for track power?

    • May 21, 2020 5:49 PM EDT
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      It would appear that connector LL takes the wheel pickups (strips X,Y in front, wires Z,AA to the rear) and brings them to the top of the truck.  Connector KK just links to the motor.

       

    • May 23, 2020 8:01 PM EDT
    • mike dorsch said:

      Thanks Shane , Its funny , I did consider using his tag too . I still might .

      I dare you  !

       

    • May 21, 2020 9:46 PM EDT
    •  Thanks Rooster ! You do some great modeling yourself . Here are some pictures of the tape I was talking about. It measures 6 scale 1/29th inches wide so I had to trim off @ 2 scale inches of it. Using tape and a strait edge I taped it down carefully and then trimmed the width of it down to 4 scale inches. Then I marked off pieces 36" and 18 scale inches long. I used tape on the tank cars to get the stripes as even as possible and marked the tape where the reflective stripes should go. I have more than one to do. The F.R.A. says the longer 36" pieces go as close to the ends as possible or you can use two 18 inch pieces and the smaller strips should be no more than 12 feet apart. here's some pictures on various rolling stock .

    • May 21, 2020 7:52 PM EDT
    • Rooster slips a quarter in the jukebox and plays "The Best of Miles Davis" while absorbing it all.

       

       

      Totally badass Mike !!

    • May 21, 2020 7:47 PM EDT
    • mike dorsch said:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

       

       

       

       

      I quit ...you and Shane are too much !!  Gotta get back in the rhythm myself.  Been moving plants around this spring thinking about a total RR revamp myself.

       

      Excellent work as always Mike !

    • May 21, 2020 6:43 PM EDT
    • Shane , Roosters check IS good. I know first hand. As to the Rooster graffiti I didn't use it this time because I didn't model BFTX #10113 . I also deceptively used numbers for the other two that didn't have pictures of in Railroad Pictures Archive. net . That way I could liberally use graffiti of my choice. BTW , looking forward to your caboose build.