Coupler Assembly Jig

wpsnts Mar 7, 2022

  1. wpsnts

    wpsnts TrainBoard Supporter

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    Someone here has an N scale coupler assembly jig that I thought I saw on Thingiverse. I can not find it on the web site. Can anyone give me the info I need to find it?
     
  2. CSX Robert

    CSX Robert TrainBoard Member

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    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4900517

    I love the site, but their search stinks, just about any search I do I get pages of unrelated stuff. Do you know how to use their "Collections" feature? Anytime I come across something I think I might want to come back to I put it in a collection so I can find it again.
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You could also get the #702 Assembly Jig from Micro-Trains. It has been used for many, many years.
     
  4. wpsnts

    wpsnts TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks Robert. That's what I was looking for.

    Ken, I've had one for over 40 years. I can sort of get it to work but more often than not I get frustrated with it.
     
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  5. Sumner

    Sumner TrainBoard Member

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    That's mine. Here is more info on it .....

    http://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Locos-1/page-4.html

    .... and how to make one ....

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    ... out of a block of wood that works about as good if you don't have a 3D printer.

    Sumner
     
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  6. wpsnts

    wpsnts TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thank you Sumner
     
  7. sidney

    sidney TrainBoard Member

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    yeppers that think works a treat to. ive printed off two of them (in case i lose one :D)
     
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  8. Doug Gosha

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    With the sad state my eyesight and dexterity are in, I need a coupler assembly machine. Also, a locomotive repair machine, track laying machine, etc.

    Doug
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Well after looking at that page, it seems to certainly be a good design. Except it only appears that it's application is limited to one coupler box type/size. I also use the 1025/1023, (old catalog numbers. Can't think of the new right now...001 02 009???), the box for those apparently won't fit.
     
  10. sidney

    sidney TrainBoard Member

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    its pretty easy to take that and resize the box opening . you will have to make a copy of the first one then resize the copy. thats what i do with a lot of 3d printed things buildings ect.
     
  11. Sumner

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    Send me a box or give me the dimensions and I'd make another that would work.

    Sumner
     
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  12. Glenn Butcher

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    For a lot of sites, I use Google's site-specific syntax. For instance, I used this in the Google search box:

    site:thingiverse.com n scale coupler assembly

    and turned up the same item as Sumner offered.
     
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  13. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    @Sumner Your 3D printed items on Thingiverse are awesome. I have several of your items a friend that has a 3D printer, printed for me. Thank You! Keep up the great work!
     
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