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Offline Minok  
#1 Posted : 01 December 2017 19:50:55(UTC)
Minok

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So per the new Märklin video the shunting crocodile will get the newest version of telex couplers.

The activiation mechanism is something new, as can be seen in the computer animation at the front of the video. Its certainly smaller (no big block anymore).

I'm curious about the long term wear on the mechanism.. but a future video on the telex coupler should clarify some of that detail.

Maybe a few years down the road an upgrade to telex couplers will be something to do on many of the locomotives in the park (for those of us with eras that don't have cabs on the back end, where a loco change over is needed at end-stations, or when the direction of the train is reversed.)

telex-2018-new2.PNGtelex-2018-new3.PNGtelex-2018-new.PNG


Compared to the more recent telex design:
telex-2016.PNG

Edited by user 02 December 2017 00:45:54(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 02 December 2017 21:39:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Minok Go to Quoted Post
So per the new Märklin video the shunting crocodile will get the newest version of telex couplers.

The activiation mechanism is something new, as can be seen in the computer animation at the front of the video. Its certainly smaller (no big block anymore).

I'm curious about the long term wear on the mechanism.. but a future video on the telex coupler should clarify some of that detail.

Maybe a few years down the road an upgrade to telex couplers will be something to do on many of the locomotives in the park (for those of us with eras that don't have cabs on the back end, where a loco change over is needed at end-stations, or when the direction of the train is reversed.)

telex-2018-new.PNG


That looks an interesting change in design. I do not like the current telex coupling because of the bulk in the design, but this new one looks a lot less bulky.
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Offline MaerklinLife  
#3 Posted : 03 December 2017 07:55:59(UTC)
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Very nice! I hope they will make a kit available to retrofit other locos. These things should not be spare parts with cryptic product numbers. I will look forward to the feedback from the people who buys the model.

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