4 pair  pack        £12.50

1 pair       £3.50                          

The system is intended for coupling fixed rakes of carriages buffer to buffer and still go round Hornby  radius  one curves.

Your choice of couplings go at the ends of the train to couple up to the locomotive.

The system will also fit some long wheel base wagons, and some European and American stock.

Functioning Buck Eye coupler. These are not auto couplers but function by slotting one inside the other similar to the coupling bars supplied with the Close Coupling System and designed as a replacement for them. The Buck Eye couplers are of near scale size.

5 pair pack     £2.30

1 Pair  £3.50                 4 Pairs   £12.50

REPLACEMENT CLOSE COUPLING DRAWBARS

1 pair (direct mail order only)         £1.30

The Roco Auto Coupler can be fitted as a direct replacement to the standard coupling pockets where automatic coupling is required. However a gap of 1mm is required between the carriages and tender to allow the couplings to interlock. Also a method of self centring is needed.

Copyright R.S.Keen 1999

Copyright R.S.Keen 1999

The  Close Coupling  System is designed to fit ANY 00  gauge  British  outline carriages.

The draw bar is a one for one direct replacement for that fitted to Bachman BR Mk I Standard and Pullman carriages.  Buck eye couplers are supplied.

1 Pair £3.50                 4 Pairs   £12.50

              BRITISH RAIL DID THIS            BACHMANN DOES THIS                          YOU CAN  DO THIS           

Replacement Draw Bar to Close Couple Bachmann BR MkI Standard & Pullman Carriages.

Replacement Draw Bar to Close Couple Bachmann BR MkIIa,b & c

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The replacement draw bar puts the coupling pocket at the correct position for NEM standards, which allows for the use of any NEM coupler.

The smooth movement allows the carriages to pass easily through Hornby radius two reverse curves.

The replacement draw bar puts the coupling pocket at the correct position for NEM standards, which allows for the use of any NEM coupler.

The smooth movement allows the carriages to pass easily through Hornby radius two reverse curves.

Couplings

Buck Eye Coupler

Roco Auto Coupler

Contacting Me Installations Index Other Bits Fits To Pullman Carriage Ends

Upgrade Kit to Close Couple Hornby’s ‘K’ type 8 wheel Pullmans

Hornby do this                                   

Consists of :   

Price £8.50      per carriage.

You can do this

HORNBY PULLMAN CLOSE COUPLING UPGRADE KITS

Couplings Couplings

Upgrade Kit to Close Couple Hornby’s 12 wheel Pullmans.

You can do this

Price £8.50      per carriage.

Consists of :  

Replacement draw bars, Buckeye couplers, Corridor Connections, Floating End Plates, and Buffer Heads.

Replacement draw bars, Buckeye couplers, Corridor Connections, Floating End Plates, and Buffer Heads.

The Close Coupling System

The DCC Uncoupler fitted to a Bachmann LNER tender.

The pivot plate is fitted onto the floor behind the buffer beam.

The lifting arm is attached to the actuator arm and passed through a hole in the floor.

A hook is formed on the lifting arm to pass through a hole in the coupling bar.

The DCC Uncoupler fitted to a Bachmann BR Standard tender.

It is connected to a short coupled Bachmann BR Std MkI carriage.

The DCC Uncoupler fitted to a Hornby Princess tender .

It is connected to a short coupled Lima Bullion Van.

The hook inside tender top has been removed, cut in half and refitted to hook under each side of the weight block.

DCC CONTROLLED COUPLING FOR NONE POWERED LOCO TENDERS

Couplings

Postage within UK £2.00     Outside UK airmail postage at cost.

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The draw bar is a one for one direct replacement for that fitted to Bachman BR Mk IIa carriages.  Buck eye couplers are supplied.

Do not confuse these with the Hornby 2015 production of the 1928 all steel ‘K’ type Pullmans.

‘K’ type Pullmans were built from 1923 - 1932 with wood bodies with vertical matchboard panel below the windows. During the 1955 British Railways modernisation scheme many had aluminium sheeting put over the wooden bodies.

From 1928 ‘K’ type Pullmans were built in steel for the ‘Queen of Scots’ trains on the LNER. In 1933 some more were built for use by the GWR but were transferred to the Southern Railway in 1935.

Connecting wire is not included.              £22.50

Consists of:

DCC Uncoupler Components.

1 pivot plate, 1 Coupling Bar, 1 nut & screw, 1 Lifting arm, 1 Actuator, 1 Diode.