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Offline ktsolias  
#51 Posted : 15 August 2016 11:05:53(UTC)
ktsolias

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Have a look at the new couplers from Marklin

New Current Contacting Couplers.jpg

Are not in the catalog yet, but you can find them easily
Are for semi-permanent consists.
Are very reliable
The problem is that they are at the moment very expensive 12-15 Euros
I try to do something like with normal couplers and SIL pins
If I succed I will post the method
Thanks
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Offline Moritz-BR365  
#52 Posted : 15 August 2016 11:15:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ktsolias Go to Quoted Post
Have a look at the new couplers from Marklin
...
The problem is that they are at the moment very expensive 12-15 Euros


Really quite expensive, 15€ per single coupler, not a pair!!!

A bit cheaper, You get them from http://www.lokmuseum.de for 9,40€ each, but still quite expensive.

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Offline eduard71  
#53 Posted : 16 August 2016 15:14:26(UTC)
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Hi,
This is a perfect solution and a low cost one too. One question, can this solution be used with an analog AC transformer? is the capacitor safe and can hold the extra voltage when you change the direction?

Best regards

Eduardo
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#54 Posted : 16 August 2016 16:31:30(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 3rail4life Go to Quoted Post
.......... this should be a sticky,


Made topic Sticky.
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Offline ktsolias  
#55 Posted : 16 August 2016 21:19:00(UTC)
ktsolias

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Originally Posted by: eduard71 Go to Quoted Post
Hi,
This is a perfect solution and a low cost one too. One question, can this solution be used with an analog AC transformer? is the capacitor safe and can hold the extra voltage when you change the direction?

Best regards

Eduardo


Of course can be used with analog AC trafo.
The capacitor must be at least 63V.
Of course the rectifier voltage must be high enough, usally the rectifier bridges are 200V or more.

Costas
Offline Bart  
#56 Posted : 16 August 2016 21:25:38(UTC)
Bart

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Originally Posted by: ktsolias Go to Quoted Post
Have a look at the new couplers from Marklin

New Current Contacting Couplers.jpg

Are not in the catalog yet, but you can find them easily
Are for semi-permanent consists.
Are very reliable
The problem is that they are at the moment very expensive 12-15 Euros
I try to do something like with normal couplers and SIL pins
If I succed I will post the method
Thanks


Yes, those are great couplers.
They are very flat, and they won't touch the rails or get stuck at turnouts.
They are not new, though.
AFAIK they were introduced as standard in a Märklin DB train set with a control car (I don't remember which one) about 15 years ago, and have been available as spare parts since. I bought some in 2005 for €3.20 each. Recently, prices were increased to €12 ea, as happened with most spare parts.

*Bart
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Offline r.weeks  
#57 Posted : 20 April 2017 22:19:51(UTC)
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Another option is Roco part number 40345 they are 4 pole and run about $20.00 fit nicely in the Marklin pockets.
Offline dominator  
#58 Posted : 21 April 2017 23:40:44(UTC)
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I wonder why they didnt make them with one male and one female pins. That way they would only have to make one sort and you could connect cars either way. Seems dumb to me.
Dereck
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Offline Minok  
#59 Posted : 22 April 2017 00:12:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dominator Go to Quoted Post
I wonder why they didnt make them with one male and one female pins. That way they would only have to make one sort and you could connect cars either way. Seems dumb to me.
Dereck


Would not one of the plugs then have, say +ve on the male and -ve on the female, and the opposite wagon's plug would need +ve on the female and -ve on he male.. so that the cars still could not get flipped around in orientation? You'd get short circuits that way.
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Offline dominator  
#60 Posted : 22 April 2017 13:47:39(UTC)
dominator

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You might be right there. If they had bridge rectifiers in the carriages you could get around that though.
Dereck
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