Extra question - either practicality or aesthetics...
These carriages ran as a permanently coupled set. Given that I am building them in N scale, I have three options:
- coupling with N scale couplers, work fine but a little large;
- coupling with Z scale couplers, work fine and look better; or
- coupling with a "tab & pin" mechanism between carriages and a Z scale coupler at the end attached to a loco.
By "tab and pin", I was thinking of, on one carriage, a bit of flat brass (the tab) with a hole at the end discretely sticking out and on the other carriage, a similar bit of brass with a pin pointing down to engage in the hole of the tab.
Or if someone has different/better suggestion, I am happy to learn