Body Mount Couplerby Mike Buehner
I have recently acquired some coil cars and proceeded to mount trucks to the body of the cars. After mounting I discovered that the draft gear of the coupler was interfering with the car body and just did not sit right.
I am using a short draft gear Micro-Trains truck with coupler. It appeared that I would need to buy a medium draft gear truck and coupler to finish the task.
After ponder this situation, I remembered hearing of some one cutting off the draft gear and mounting it to the car. Here is how I did it.