Where to get link and pin couplers?

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Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby Nevadablue » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:32 pm

Any ideas where to get properly sized link and pin couplers for my rolling stock? Something reasonably priced (cheap) and easy to use.
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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby csundstr » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:58 pm

I am working on several designs for 3D printing. I have one UK-type design I am prototyping shortly that works like a McHenry/Kadee type mount and is compatible with those coupler pockets. I have a couple of other designs in the works which mount onto the end beams of your car.

Are you looking for USA style link & pin couplers, UK style, Continental European or Australian style? They are all different in look, mounting and operation, although there are some common designs.

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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby KEG » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:16 pm

A question suited more for the trade departement of this forum. But try Schomber Models from Canada:

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The have some Gn15 wagons and a Brookeville locomotive.

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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby Thorness » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:19 pm

Ken,
Not sure how complicated you want them to be.
This is about as simple as they can be:
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Made from two sizes of Plastruct glued together, then cut to length and the corners rounded off.
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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby Nevadablue » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:06 am

Thanks for the ideas.

Don, that's probably what I should do. If I make my own simple version, I can fit it to anything I build. All my rolling stock is scratch built or made from the remains of HO cars so I can use your method. Thanks again! :)
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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby KEG » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:18 am

Tis simple solution for connecting Gn15 waggons ist used by at least 90% of the local readers.
A wider buffer makes pushing models safer on tight radi,

Teebee (Shzapeways) offers a more elegnt solution for link & pins:
http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10234&p=118695&hilit=Link+%26+Pin#p118695

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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby chris69 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:41 pm

Here is my solution.
The gauge is a 32MM . the coupler is from OZARK. To get them to work properly in the PUSH mode i allowed them to swing a bit.
This also helps when pulling through tight radius curves.
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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby Nevadablue » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:22 am

Thanks guys!
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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby KEG » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:55 pm

I wonder, why noone is recommending teebee´s Shapeways Link & Pins:

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OK, you have to bring your own hardware to mount the, But they surely look mor convincing than a block of wood or plastic glued to a wagon end.


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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby docnjoj » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:31 pm

Thanks Juergen.
Those do look good.
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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby martin » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:54 pm

I use antique finish jewellery eyepins and some chain https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=headp ... h&q=eyepin

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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby tebee » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:38 am

If you want these in one (pair) offs to try I carry them in stock these days.

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Can post worldwide for £1.50 per order

Cheaper in bulk from Shapeways but postage more.

One day I'll fix my online shop so people can buy these there, until then PM me.

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Re: Where to get link and pin couplers?

Postby GUTMACH » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:49 pm

I would go with Tebee's offering on the Shapeways site, and make your own links out of flat brass stock or styrene sheet.

Hi, I am back again. No longer steam centric, but moved on to gas-mechanical and WW1.

Any one looked at the Tateyama Sabo railway in Japan ? Although it is 60cm gauge, there is stuff there for the Gn15 group.


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