retired at last
- 27 Apr 2015
This is not so much a review more of a be wary of what you buy! I now have 3 of these old MDC moulding ore cars that Piko are selling and looking at the 'accessories available' list that comes in the box I saw the alternate coulings available. Thinking back to the LGB ore cars were the alternate couplings actually reduced the distance between cars I asked Darren at Top Slots to order me a few up and I picked them up yesterday. The couplings are the same as the ones used by Piko to couple loco and tender together - without the electrics - and they do give a very good connection but when the cars are coupled the distance between them is exactly the same as with hook and loop! They aren't expensive, under a fiver, but the gain is zero and they have a mechanism built in to allow coupler swivel so not really lending themselves to hacksaw alterations.