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Changing Snap-In Rapido Couplers to Knuckle Couplers

Graeme operates N scale and his question to readers is:

“Hi guys i recently bought a few Fleischmann carriages with snap in Rapido couplers, I would like to change them to snap in knuckle couplers. I found some but don’t really want to pay $100 for 5 couplers that includes post from England to Australia, I think that’s a bit over the top. Any ideas?”

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3 Responses to Changing Snap-In Rapido Couplers to Knuckle Couplers

  • Sheldon Clark says:

    Hi, Graeme. I’m afraid I have no idea how you can get knuckle couplers cheaply, but when you have some, you don’t necessarily have to have one at each end of every vehicle – you can economise by having just one at each end of a fixed rake of, say, 3 or 5 vehicles and keeping the Rapido couplers in the intermediate positions within each rake. The length of each rake will depend on your operational needs and financial resources.

    • Graeme says:

      Hi Sheldon thanks for your advice, the thing is money is not a problem, I just can’t get my head around shelling out $20 for a cents worth of plastic.

  • Phil Malavolta says:

    1. Why are they so expensive? 2. If you are going to couple and uncouple a lot, they are worth it. If it is only for cosmetics, then one at each end of train should look good.

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