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    Default MT Body Mount Couplers for Rolling Stock

    Hi! I'd like to start body mounting couplers to cars. Specifically, I have some Scale Trains covered hoppers with those HUGE out of scale couplers and I'd like to change them to MT. How do I determine what coupler to buy? I want pre-assembled for sure. In addition, I have some MT box cars to convert...what all would I need? Thank you!

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    The ScaleTrains coupler boxes do not come off. You can swap the guts of a 1015 or 1017 in place. We have a thread about it somewhere on here.
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    Of course they come off, it just requires a little work. A number 17 Xacto blade might be required.

    (I'm sorry, I'm an engineer and hardly ever believe that something can't be taken apart. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim R View Post
    Of course they come off, it just requires a little work. A number 17 Xacto blade might be required.

    (I'm sorry, I'm an engineer and hardly ever believe that something can't be taken apart. )
    Yes, but can you put it back together again, Tim?

    I for one believe an engineer gave Humpty-Dumpty a push just to see what would happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    The ScaleTrains coupler boxes do not come off. You can swap the guts of a 1015 or 1017 in place. We have a thread about it somewhere on here.
    Here's the thread guys.
    Skip past my complaining posts though....

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...ale-Trains-com
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    the scaletrains coupler boxes do not come off.
    oh arrrrghhhhhh!!!!

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    Thanks for the information on the Scale Trains cars guys...what about a MT box car? Could I use the assembled MTs? If so, what number do you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayareed View Post
    Thanks for the information on the Scale Trains cars guys...what about a MT box car? Could I use the assembled MTs? If so, what number do you recommend?
    On the MT cars, the 1015 is an easy upgrade. Just drill, tap, and screw it on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Yes, but can you put it back together again, Tim?

    I for one believe an engineer gave Humpty-Dumpty a push just to see what would happen.
    Of course you can! Duct tape...available at almost any hardware store!

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