I fit male coupling plates to the locomotives and female coupling plates to both ends of restaurant cars.
Hornby MkIII Carriages.
The Coupling System can be fitted in the same way but it can’t be fitted to the power cars.
The draw bar has to be modified with two steps in it to pass between the chassis and the tanks.
The base plate is modified to fit inside the chassis.
The slot in the tank is to allow the coupling draw bar to pass through on installation.
The Lima Power Car
Take the XP64/Br Mk II end plates and turn them into the BR Mk III end plates.
For use on radius 1 curves the swing of the draw bar has been extended 1mm on each side by carving away the outer ends of the guide radii.
Unclip the end from the carriage.
Mk III Carriages
This method is used for all Hornby , Joef and Lima carriages
Remove the last section of the existing corridor connection.
The real thing
Install the floating end plate.
End plate spigot.
Note that HST carriages do not have buffers.
The carriage end ready to be clipped back on.
The base plate is sunk into the floor and is flush with the under side of the floor.