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    Question To change the Rapido couplers with Microtrain couplers.

    I have a question about the N Scale Couplers.

    I have a Roundhouse Freight car with rapido couplers.

    I want to change from rapido couplers as kadee microtrain couplers or nearby.

    Which version do I need?

    I have ordered from the internet because my country is rare. I want to buy the model.

    Thank you.

    The left is the Roundhouse with rapido couplers.
    The right is the Micro train with kadee couplers.



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    I must apologize. Did not find in this forum. Because I am not fluent in your language.


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    The standard Micro-Trains 1128 (short shank) or 1129 (medium shank, if you've got tight curves) coupler replacement will work for that. Or you can use any one of several of their truck replacements if you want to replace the whole truck, but we'll have to know more about the freight car (type, era, capacity) to determine the right one.
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    Thank you very much.

    I can not explain the frieght car of any type.

    But I can send pictures you see.
    You will understand more.

    It's roundhouse and bachmann.



    And for the rest of my rollingstock all. It's standard couplers Kato and Atlas.



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    Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

    OK, so if you want to replace the trucks instead of just the couplers, you could go with the "Roller Bearing" or "Barber Roller Bearing" truck from MT on most of those. I can't see for sure but if the truck has 2 springs use the Roller bearing one, and if 3 springs then the Barber Roller Bearing. Or if you're not terribly concerned about getting it precisely prototype accurate, you could just get all Barber Roller Bearings and be fine.

    The Swift Reefer car is different. It appears to have Arch Bar trucks. These were very popular early on but were outlawed in 1938. So if you want to run modern, the truck would have been replaced with a Roller Bearing model. If you want to keep it 1930s style you would need an Arch Bar style truck.

    MT part #s:

    Barber Roller Bearing: 003 02 041 (short) 003 02 042 (medium) 003 02 044 (long)
    Roller Bearing: 003 02 031 (short) 003 02 032 (medium) 003 02 034 (long)
    Arch Bar: 003 02 001 (short) 003 02 004 (long)

    those are for the 2-pack (one pack for one car, 2 trucks). For the 10- truck bulk pack, replace the "02" with "10".
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    Twin dad you are correct for us rail history as far as I can tell.

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    I would recommend the Kato 11-702. It is an almost universal twist in replacement for the T-Shank Rapido coupler. They come 10 to the package priced less than a pair of Microtrains Trucks. The only thing they don't do is uncouple using a magnet. An uncoupling tool works fine. Many use a bamboo skewer.

    They can be bought from the U.S.A. and Japan. The package of 10 can be shipped in an ordinary envelope.
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    Thank you Verymuch


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    I have the Kato snap ins, they work well, but as stated above cannot be uncoupled using a normal coupler, I have only been able to uncouple them by hand.

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