quote:.The real question is has anyone converted their expensive Atlas or MTH 3 rail locos to scale couplers,
yes! Every single 3rd Rail loco I own get's a kadee coupler the moment it comes out of the box. Basic 10 step procedure here is:
#1 - open 3rd rail box
#2 - unpack it carefully
#3 - stare in awe over the details for 10-15 min.
#4 - power up on test track
#5 - take it apart and install kadee couplers
#6 - head to the layout.
#7 - blow the whistle
#8 - have fun
#9 - tell wife "I'll be up in a minute"
#10 - get yelled at by wife 3 hours later.