Fits To

By cutting a section out of the floor and inserting the base plate, it can be fitted to other ready to run and kit built carriages.

HORNBY RAILROAD. Pullman, B.R. MkI.     HORNBY /AIRFIX MkIId,

HORNBY B.R. MkIIa, MkIIe, MkIII, MkIV stock,      Palethorpes van,      A3/A4 Tender with tender drive.

    

BACHMANN. L.N.E.R. Thompson stock. S.R. Bulleid stock. All steam loco tenders but the drop arm has to be extended.  HO American heavyweight stock.

REPLICA RAILWAYS.   B.R. MkI Restaurant car.

LIMA.   B.R. MkI, MkII, MkIII stock,  L.M.S. GUV,  G.W.R. Syphon G,  B.R. CCT and GUV, D.M.U.   HST power car and dummy power car. All diesel and electric locomotives except Class 40.

AIRFIX/DAPOL/HORNBY. B.R. MkIId stock, L.M.S. 12 wheel dining car, G.W.R. Syphons G and H.  Class 56 locomotive.

JOEF. OO gauge B.R. MkIII stock. HO gauge Wagon Lits and other European passenger stock.

SOUTHERN PRIDE kits and the HORNBY Pre 2013 B.R. MkI stock are of very similar construction and require a little more effort to fit the base plate.   

Listed here is some of the stock that  the Close Coupling System will fit  directly to the under side of the floor.  It only takes a little imagination. If it is not listed, it does not mean it will not fit, but simply that I have not had one to fit it to.

HORNBY RAILROAD. LMS, SR, GWR, LNER carriages with the common 57ft underframe, the operating mail coach and both types of clerestory coach.

TRI-ANG.  Pullman.

DAPOL/AIRFIX. Parcels van, LMS corridor and non corridor coaches and GWR Centenary stock and B set.

BACHMANN MAINLINE/BRANCHLINE. LMS panelled stock, 50ft full break,.B.R. MkI suburban stock, G.W.R. Collett stock.

Here are some pictures to inspire and encourage you to install the Close Coupling System into various types of carriage.

AIRFIX  / DAPOL / HORNBY

Note the modified position of the drop arm and coupling pocket.

GWR ‘B’ Set

This method would also be used for Southern EMU’s.

LNER, LMS, GWR and Southern, with common  57ft underframe.

HORNBY RAILROAD

Phosphor bronze strip used for self centering.  

Base plate modified for self centring. This is needed if auto coupling is required.

Self centring by the bogie. Phosphor bronze strips fitted to act as guides for the drop arm.

SELF CENTRING

HORNBY  RAILROAD

Shoulders cut out of the base plate.

Section cut out of floor to ensure the base plate sits flush with the underframe.

AIRFIX/HORNBY

GWR Centenary Stock

AIRFIX/DAPOL

LMS Stanier Carriage

LIMA. BR MkIII.

Same method for all Lima carriages

AIRFIX/DAPOL/HORNBY BR MkIId

LIMA

HST Power Car

BACHMANN

GWR Tender

BACHMANN

BULLIED

Note the use of the Roco Auto Coupler.

PULLMAN

Fits To Contacting Me Installations Index Other Bits Pullman Carriage Ends Couplings Keen Systems Home