As promised in last week’s post I’ve been busy getting all the OO Gauge Fixed Link Couplings ready and uploaded onto Shapeways, and the Short series are now ready to buy.
The Short series will work for the majority of rolling stock and I’ve added a page which describes all the couplings and sample packs in detail, and that can be found here along with the links to buy each product.
The Medium and Long couplings will be available soon.
I’ve been asked if these couplings can be used for coaches as well. The short answer is ‘yes’, but they are not very prototypical, as coaches normally have different couplers from freight stock. But don’t panic as I also have a new and simple coach NEM coupler which is designed for exhibition and home layouts. It will allow close coupling of coaches without the chance of uncoupling on the layout, but, and this is the good bit for exhibitions, when lifted from the layout the coaches separate straight away, making for a quick pack away after the show. I’ll be sharing this with you, hopefully next week.