New Flippem Automatic coupling system in both 4mm and 7mm scales

As some will already know I have been working on updated “Dingham” style coupling system that is capable of dealing with any curve down to the PECO Set track radius of 3ft4, in 7mm scale. It will also solve the issues of height of rolling stock, depth of buffers, depth of buffer beams and general robustness of the original “Dingham” system. The system will be available in both 4 and 7 mm to start with. If there is a demand I may develop it into other scales. The new system will be fully compatible with 4 and 7mm “Dinghams” and the new design of loop will be available to be back fitted to the old hooks if desired.

I’m pleased to announce that I’m hoping to be in a position to take advanced orders in mid January for a potential delivery date of early to mid February. Initially we will be manufacturing to order so any stock will just be that left over from orders. This may change as we see shows going ahead later in the year.

I will be adding a new page dedicated to the couplings to the webpage once I’m in a position to take orders. I will be posting a video on our YouTube channel of the system being assembled and at work on the layout that they were developed for W.C. Boggs shorty.

Happy new Year


7 thoughts on “New Flippem Automatic coupling system in both 4mm and 7mm scales

  1. I have just finished testing the system. It works and it works well.

    Now I have proved the system I will be putting the production etches for 7mm and 4mm together and getting them to the etchers asap.

    All of my pre-production etches have no sold but not to worry I will be taking orders for the first production batch in a few weeks for an expected delivery mid to late February.

    If you check out you will see photos of the new “Flippem” coupling against the old “dinghams”.



    When can we start pots
    Pre-ordering please?

    1. Hi Stephen,
      I’m working on both the 7 and 4mm production etches as we speak. I’m hoping to have them at the etchers by the end of the week. So I should be in a position to take orders in just over a week’s time. It then takes between 4 and 6 weeks to take delivery and get the parts out to customers.
      hope this helps

  3. Phil Chudley

    Hi Marc

    Any updates as to when you will be ready to take orders for the Flippem Couplings?

    All the best

    1. I’m Still waiting for the PDF proofs for the etches to come back to me to be checked before production can commence. I was told yesterday that I should have them by the end of the week. As soon as I have given them the OK I will activate the page on the website so people can start to order them. Sorry I can’t be more precise on time scales.


  4. Eric hines

    Are these ready to order now

    1. Hi Eric
      Yes they are I have a small stock of everything at the moment.


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