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New Tomix power couplers

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katoftw

Has anyone brought a new Tomix Shinkansen recently?  My 800-2000 had a new power coupler.  It is more of a clip in latch system than the old hook in hole system.

 

The hook in hole system was a near impossible mission to couple up the cars.  But this newer system is a breeze.

 

It'll post up some photos of new and old soon.

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katoftw

They are the ones.

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Yavianice

My H5 and E6 Shinkansen both have this type of coupler. I personally find it a bit hard to connect the cars without lifting it and holding a finger to the "hook" part while shoving in the "hole" part, or they will go to the side. I found the old hook and hole system easier as you just make sure the hook is above the hole. Or am I doing it wrong?

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kvp

Same problem here with a series 0. The two pieces have to be absolutely aligned in line to connect without just moving away to the side.

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katoftw

My H5 and E6 Shinkansen both have this type of coupler. I personally find it a bit hard to connect the cars without lifting it and holding a finger to the "hook" part while shoving in the "hole" part, or they will go to the side. I found the old hook and hole system easier as you just make sure the hook is above the hole. Or am I doing it wrong?

No I have the same issue.  Which is why the new coupler is better.  You don't need to aim using a fingernail.  And the don't push to the side on you.

 

I'll be converting all my other Shinkansens if the part is available to buy separately.  I haven't investigated.

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Some pics of the old and new...  Tomix 800-1000 vs Tomix 800-2000.  They 800-1000 is about 18 months old.  The 800-2000 arrived a week ago.

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