Re: Couplers


-----Original Message-----
>From: duncan
>Sent: Oct 11, 2018 4:48 PM
>Subject: Re: [HOn3] Couplers
>     I sure didn't mean to upset you, or anyone else, for that matter! 
>Didn't intend to be unfair.  I had read the comment about his opening
>the design work up for others to use.  I thought I had also heard of cut
>backs in assembled couplers and certain quantities of others.  I have
>also heard from others, locally and off line, wondering about future
>production.  So, thought my question was well reasoned.  I'm glad to
>hear production is still ongoing and that it will be for the foreseeable
>future.  I wonder how many others are out there with the same
>misconception as I had?
>     I am glad that I brought up the self centering coupler box you had
>designed.  It sounds like there are some others out there who didn't
>know about them.  Maybe that comment will perk up your sales.  I'm sure
>going to give it some thought and maybe give the couplers another try
>using your coupler box.  It sounds like no one has any answers to my
>other questions.  So apparently no one has found a way to integrate
>operations with Kadees until you can get your whole fleet converted.
>     It would be good to know more about your thoughts on your different
>operation process.  I know we do a lot of things in our model world that
>the real roads didn't do.  Our trains run on electricity, our turnouts
>(or switches) are often thrown by electric motors, or by air pressure,
>we often throw the turnout before the train gets to the turnout and so
>on.  Sometimes it is just our size that makes these things necessary. 
>We're too big to get down beside the car and lift the cut lever to
>uncouple the car.  So, in a couple of the cases I cited, my size makes
>it so I can't do that operation as realistically as I'd like.  And it is
>in those situations where I need help understanding how others
>accomplish what I can't seem to figure out.
>Although I have not tried it, I have seen and heard of people that use a long pointed stick that they put down into the coupler and and twist is to pop the couplers open when not over a magnet.
>     Those are the things I was wanting to get clarity on.  Thanks for
>your help clarifying Sergent availability.  And thanks for your work on
>the coupler box to facilitate coupler self centering.  Further knowledge
>of how to accomplish that at the back of a big yard, or where there is
>some impediment between the operator and the car and its coupler would
>be helpful and appreciated.
>Duncan Harvey

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