16th Jan 2011, 03:11 AM
Close Coupling Intermountain F7 units
I have seen various threads here and elsewhere on how to close couple IMRC F units. The methods I have seen are draw bar and Unimates. Draw bar seem okay but would prefer to be able to put away my trains when I need to. The Unimates sound great but seem unavailable. Any other ideas? Anyone have Unimates to sell? Need enough for 1 F7 A&B and 1 f7 ABA. Any ideas or help would be great.
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16th Jan 2011, 06:53 AM
I have the same problem with a pair of Kato F7s. I am currently using Unimates but do not have too many otherwise you would be welcome to them. Even with the Unimates the distance seems to be to far apart. I am using the short ones. I have a pair of dummy knuckle couplers with my brass F7s and they are coupled nice and close and run around 12 in radius curves alright.
If I could find the source for these I would be happy.
25th Jan 2011, 10:04 PM
why not try either some old red caboose (I have that betwen mine) or a bauchman dummy coupler?
25th Jan 2011, 11:28 PM