Reply to "Step by Step Photos: How to Put Kadees on Atlas Cars"

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Originally posted by Rich Montague:
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The majority of my cars are 40' and I am using Atlas 45 curves. I have also read where the coupler can be attached to the trucks but prefer to have them body mounted.


Its possible to modify the coupler shank and the box if necessary to get some more lateral movement. With such modifications, this car will negotiate 072 (36 inch radius curves).

By the way, this is a very good thread. Do we dare post a link over on the three rail forum?



Hi Rich, In the picture of this Atlas 89 footer, what number Kadee coupler are you using? On the prototype size cars, the coupler look's like it has a long shank and a short draft gear box. I suppose this is because of the extreme length of the trailers they carry and their overhang. I'm in the process of lowering my car using Athearn trucks and NWSL 33" wheelsets. The Kadee web site use to have dimentioned drawings for their couplers, but I can't find any for the 800 series. Any info you have will be greatly appreciated. BASEMENTBILL
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