Sn2 Coupler Height Gauge from Shapeways

Jeremy Jordan has started to design Sn2 products and making them available through shapeways.  His first release is a coupler height gauge.  It looks like a nice product that will result in reliable car and coupler heights.  In his email to the Sn2_Trains yahoogroup he stated that it will fit both Kadee 714 and and Sergent narrow boxes….  Here is is full email text:

I made this for myself, but wanted to pass along this to all that model Sn2. I have an Sn2 coupler and car height gauge for sale on shapeways.com. Track to coupler height is 9/32 and it will fit both Kadee 714 and Sergent narrow shank boxes (upside down or the bottom detail sanded off). I have printed this in Frosted Ultra Detail and it looks and works awesome!. Freight car is a Mount Blue Sn2 SRRL box resting (not attached) on Blackstone trucks. 

Shapeways prices are based on printed volume, and this is a bit pricey for what it is, but I didn’t want something that was so light that it flew off the track when touched. 

 

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3D Printed coupler height gauge in use measuring the bottom of the car. Flip it around to check coupler height.

The 9/32″ height equates to 18″ freight car bottom, which is prototype height.  Read more about it on the standards page.

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Here is the digital image of the gauge from Shapeways. Gotta like the “SN2” on the side so the purpose is clear.

For those who do not want to purchase a coupler height gauge, I described how to make one in this post – https://sn2trains.com/2014/10/07/sn2-coupler-height-gauge/

 

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