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    I'm currently in talks with a Shapeways designer to print a body-mount coupler adaptor piece that goes on the underframe of the Kato Superliner cars. He mainly wants to know what coupler he should design it for. The MTL 1015 is a reasonable standard, but the drawback is that it won't allow for closer coupling of the cars, as the diaphragm gap is something I want to reduce when eventually body mounting these.

    Or could the new True Scale Coupler be the option here?

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    Definitely go TSC... Been test running ten cars and a atlas GP40 on a table with 12-13" curves with little to no problems, only key to that diamater is the coupler boxes have to swivel a little bit. But it does bring the rolling stock much closer together.
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    If I'm not mistaken both the tsc and 1015 couplerbox are the same in terms of size so they should be interchangeable BUT you could go with a 1015 and an operating diaphragm from American Limited Models:
    http://www.americanlimitedmodels.com...car-set-black/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermodalman View Post
    If I'm not mistaken both the tsc and 1015 couplerbox are the same in terms of size so they should be interchangeable BUT you could go with a 1015 and an operating diaphragm from American Limited Models:
    http://www.americanlimitedmodels.com...car-set-black/
    Only the draft gear box are the same in terms of size. The knuckle on the TSC is way smaller than the 1015, and there is no slack action, therefore it will couple the cars closer.

    Also the diaphragms you listed are not the same style as Superliner diaphragms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    Only the draft gear box are the same in terms of size. The knuckle on the TSC is way smaller than the 1015, and there is no slack action, therefore it will couple the cars closer.

    Also the diaphragms you listed are not the same style as Superliner diaphragms.
    http://www.americanlimitedmodels.com...-car-set-gray/ theres the right style and I'm aware the knuckle is smaller, that's the only reason they exist
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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