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german linking system?
monkybutt
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 08:26 AM UTC
does anyone know where i can find pictures of the links that the germans used to hook cars up to eachother? i have to re build the ones that came in my 1/72 kits of the br 52 and krupp k5e railgun because the kit ones won't allow the links to lock together thanks.

also did the germans use chains between cars?
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Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 02:31 AM UTC
Andrew,

I came accross this site about the Reichsbahn D311 type (later Bundesbahn type V188) of diesellocomotives used to pull the military stuff during WW2: http://e94114.de/V188.htm.
If you scroll down that page you see pictures of the 1938-1945 era. The links are very basic those (war)days: a hook and a chain looking copling mechanism. It's called a 'Schraubenkupplung'.
Later days, or with luxery trains, an airpressure cable for airbrakes is present. You can see examples of that on pictures on the same site. I don't know if the railwaygun had airpressure brakes.



A nice side-view technical drawing of the hook connection you can find on: Lokfahrer.ch:




Happy scratchbuilding!
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Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 02:40 AM UTC
Another great picture of the coppling system (from [ur]http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kupplung_(Bahn)[/url]
Here 2 airpressure cables are present:




More pictures from wikipedia:




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Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 04:23 AM UTC
Very nice pics. Wish there were line drawings of those paired diesels!
monkybutt
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Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 08:52 AM UTC
great! thanks everyone!! i think i got it pretty well. its over on armorama if you want to take a look. it;s under constructive feedback and it's the 1/72 br 52 and krupp k5(e)

thanks again!!
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 08:20 AM UTC
Thank you for the coupling diagram. it is similar to the old US tongue and pocket system that was banished in the early 1900's because train handlers would get crushed between the cars (or wagons). Would you or anyone reading this have a link or book that has scale drawings of the KRUPP D311 / DRG V 188 locomotive and German WWII vintage rail wagons? thank you again!
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 04:25 AM UTC

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Very nice pics. Wish there were line drawings of those paired diesels!



Bob (and Andrew) - Questions such as yours can easily be answered on the web. For something like this, "does anyone know where i can find pictures of the links that the germans used to hook cars up to eachother?", summarize the question, search in Google, and then select Images.

For this, "Wish there were line drawings of those paired diesels!", I looked for the German translation for "technical drawing". Then I searched for "technische Zeichnung d 311". I had planned to go to Images, but one of the other hits caught my eye: "Konstruktion und Probebau der D311 im Ma▀stab 1:25"

I know that Ma▀stab means scale (as does "spur"), so someone was building a large scale model of a D 311, so it seemed likely they would have a drawing. Here you go -

http://www.der-lustige-modellbauer.com/t7326-konstruktion-und-probebau-der-d311-im-massstab-125

Charles
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 08:57 AM UTC
If you use google Chrome browser, you can set it to auto translate pages from & to the langguages of your choice, sometimes amusing, but reasonable 1st draft to get the gist of it...