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    Question Life-Like SD 7 coupler conversion

    I just purchased (2) used Life-Like SD 7's on eBay. The couplers were loose in the boxes (see att pic). The clips holding tension on the couplers have a small copper band on the backside for tension. One of the clips is missing the copper band. First of all, in my inexperienced opinion - this is a crappy set up. I would like to convert both the locos to Micro-Train couplers. These are body mount couplers. I've studied Micro Trains Life-Like conversion chart, but I can't find anything for the SD 7's. What Micro-Trains couplers do I need? Any help would be greatly appreciated. As always, thanks ! Smitty
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    MTL 1015's work fine. They are held in place with the clips (sans the copper strips).

    -Mark

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    Ditto on the 1015 couplers. If you prefer, there is a hole on the loco that the center pin on the clip fits into........you can use this hole and screw the couplers on instead of using the clips. Just be sure not to use too long a screw or they pop through the decking.

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