This is a how I installed a Z-Scale coupler on the tender of the new Bachmann 2-8-0.
Step 1. The first thing was to disconnect the tender from the engine and then using the Micro Trains height gauge, making a mark on the rear of the tender where I needed to cut. Next I removed the trucks and then used a drill bit to push the top of the tender out.
Step 6. Put the tender back together and check the coupler height. I have pulled 21 cars (MT small flange wheels) up a 2% grade with no problems. One of are members (Marty Young) also put a Z-Scale coupler on the front with good results, I am going to try that next and put pictures on here when I get a chance.
*** Just a note here, the detail, control and running abilities of this engine are excellent, Bachmann has a hit with this one.
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Thursday, 08 September 2011
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