@Tom Stoltz posted:
Yes, I only use #5s and family. I have many complaints against the, what is it, the 802? The lack of close coupling is one, probably the cost is my biggest. Also by comparison, it is complex to assemble. The #5 family has various shank lengths and coupler placement, on the shank, options. When it comes to Flyer conversions, I have used many of the variations. As far as I know, there is only one shank with the 802s.
in Dresden/Wiscasset, Maine
Your use of the #5 family certainly makes a lot of sense. Plus, there's not that much difference between the S coupler and the HO size.
Kadee was smart to offer early on such a wide range of couplers (for almost any application) in HO. I think that, as much as anything, had a lot to do with HO becoming "the" main scale. As 'bob2" would say..."opinion".
Mark in (wet) Oregon