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hminky
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Posted - 10/11/2005 :  2:20:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage
In my attempt to develop a reasonable 1870's coupling system, I discovered that trimming NMRA couplers produces an "Miller-esque" coupler. If mounted further under the car it would resemble the Miller Hook.



What is a Miller coupler?

http://www.ironhorse129.com/rollingstock/dictionary/millerhook.htm

It can be used in my link-and-pin system with a modified U link.

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/1879/cars/couplers/

Just an idea
Harold

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belg
Fireman



Posted - 10/12/2005 :  07:19:29 AM  Show Profile
Harold, I like what you have done so far to resemble the coupler system, and am wondering will this not have to dramatic effect the turning radius of your rolling stock? They look like unless you have super large radi they would touch at the corners?? Thanks for sharing the info as it is something I had not seen before, Pat


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belg
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Posted - 10/12/2005 :  07:19:29 AM  Show Profile
Harold, I like what you have done so far to resemble the coupler system, and am wondering will this not have to dramatic effect the turning radius of your rolling stock? They look like unless you have super large radi they would touch at the corners?? Thanks for sharing the info as it is something I had not seen before, Pat


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hminky
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Posted - 10/12/2005 :  07:27:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage
The coupler hooks will have to extend beyond the platforms to allow uncoupling. I won't be able to have as close coupling as the prototype. I just want it to resemble the Miller coupler

Harold



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hminky
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Posted - 10/12/2005 :  07:27:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage
The coupler hooks will have to extend beyond the platforms to allow uncoupling. I won't be able to have as close coupling as the prototype. I just want it to resemble the Miller coupler

Harold



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