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gdhampton
New Hire

Posted - 01/17/2019 :  1:05:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I want to replace the dummy front coupler. Is there a replacement coupler. If not has any body modified the pilot to add a Kadee Coupler

Jerry H

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Mark B
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/17/2019 :  3:58:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mark B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just did three of these. Originally had the engine service place attempt these. They put in KD #29 drop shank couplers. Still too high to couple to my Bachmann rolling stock. Found an article in 2016 On30 Annual titled "Drop the Dummy". It entails cutting back the pilot on the BLI to get a flat surface. Replace with the readily available Bachmann 2-6-0 pilot with coupler already installed. Glue to BLI , make sure the bottom of the new pilot is about 1/16 of an inch above the rail. Takes about 20 minutes or so.
Try searching "drop the dummy On30"
B'man pilots readily available on E-Bay.

Mark B.



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Mark B
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/17/2019 :  4:01:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mark B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Actually it's listed as "ditching the dummy.."
Mark



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gdhampton
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Posted - 01/18/2019 :  10:52:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark

Thanks for the reply I will look into this

Jerry



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gdhampton
New Hire

Posted - 01/18/2019 :  11:06:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark

The 2016 ON30 has an article entitled Back Dating a BLI 2 8 0 would this be the article describing the Drop The Dummy. If so I will Purchase

Jerry Hampton



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