Gnine "Dumb-Buffer" type couplings.

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Gnine "Dumb-Buffer" type couplings.

Postby only15 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:03 am

Hi All,

Recently received some Gnine stock from Mr Bennett (a very common phrase I've noticed here! :lol: ), beautiful stuff, really happy with what I bought, and I have now started to assemble my wagons, but they come with no couplings.

On the coupling front, what types have other Gnatterboxers standardized on?
I would prefer to use "dumb-buffers" for simplicity and my layout I'm building won't require and shunting (not in view anyway), but I can't think what'd look best...

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:22 am

I use link and pin buffers on my Gnine stock.

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Thay're the same as used on some of my Gn15 wagons, guess where they come from :mrgreen:
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Postby demaine22 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:19 am

Hi Nathan,

Glad you're jumping onto the Gnine lines ;)

Steve does the couplings specifically for the wagons as 'dumb-buffers' or others use what ever they prefer, for example I use The dumb-buffers on the shunting wagon attached to the loco, and then Greenwich auto couplings on the rest because of the tight curve on the layout.

It's all down to personal preference really, if you're not shunting 'on-stage' the cheaper/easier option is to get the dumb-buffers from Steve or even make up our own 8)

More importantly! What items did you get from Steve!? :twisted:
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Postby only15 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:37 am

Hi Guys!

They were pretty much the answers I was looking for, I'm definitely settled on a link and pin coupling, just wondering what other people use in terms of shape, size etc.

It seems that in Gnine a simple square type is most common, so perhaps I should try a rounded type? Hmmm so many possibilties...

Ill keep what I got from Steve under wraps for now Simon, ill wait til they get a bit more presentable first :)

Ill dummy up a few dumb buffers and seek your opinions :)

Cheers,
Nathan
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