Kadee Couplers on Proto 2000 E8's

Kadee Couplers on Proto 2000 E8's

Post by Popsie92 » Mon, 11 May 1998 04:00:00



Which Kadee should I use.
Thanks In Advance.
Wil

 
 
 

Kadee Couplers on Proto 2000 E8's

Post by B N 19 » Mon, 11 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Which Kadee should I use.

If you go to Kadee's web site they have a comlete guide for all your locomotive
needs.

CK

 
 
 

Kadee Couplers on Proto 2000 E8's

Post by Lee Popli » Tue, 12 May 1998 04:00:00


I think it is the #425's.  About $12 a kit, which only does one engine.  You
could use McHenry's for a definately cheaper route but when I put two E8's
together and a ton of cars I think the pull was too great and it snapped one
of the couplers (McHenry).  I don't know if it was during the pull or
backing up to the line of cars that was too hard.  Anyways, the Kadee's look
kinda intimidating to assemble on the E8's but once I did one I didn't have
any problems with the others engines.  I guess I just had to get used to how
it was all fitting together and to realize what all I was replacing.  I
think that some of the earlier E8's didn't need the kit.  I think they were
like the E7's and they just needed the #30 series style couplers.  My local
hobby dude showed me his E8 that didn't need the conversion.  Hmmm...  I
don't know the story behind that.

But, yes go to the Kadee web site.  They have detailed instructions on some
of the conversions and an over-all conversion list.  Great reference.

-Lee
Knoxville, TN


Quote:
>>Which Kadee should I use.

>If you go to Kadee's web site they have a comlete guide for all your
locomotive
>needs.

>CK

 
 
 

Kadee Couplers on Proto 2000 E8's

Post by John Deeck » Tue, 12 May 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>I think it is the #425's.  About $12 a kit, which only does one engine.  You
>could use McHenry's for a definately cheaper route but when I put two E8's
>together and a ton of cars I think the pull was too great and it snapped one
>of the couplers (McHenry).  I don't know if it was during the pull or
>backing up to the line of cars that was too hard.  Anyways, the Kadee's look
>kinda intimidating to assemble on the E8's but once I did one I didn't have
>any problems with the others engines.  I guess I just had to get used to how
>it was all fitting together and to realize what all I was replacing.  I
>think that some of the earlier E8's didn't need the kit.  I think they were
>like the E7's and they just needed the #30 series style couplers.  My local
>hobby dude showed me his E8 that didn't need the conversion.  Hmmm...  I
>don't know the story behind that.

The special conversion couplers sets are designed to allow the coupler
to navigate sharp curves.. In fact the coupler is mounted inside a
coupler pocket that swivells. This combination will allow a pair of
engines coupled together to navigate a "S" curve using 18" radius
curves. If you do not have a need for this kind of torture then the
standard 30, 20 and now 40 series work fine.


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