Re: Couplers for HOn3 (Was Couplers for Precision Scale HOn3 BRASS)

Jim Marlett

Since we have drifted from the original topic, I have changed the subject heading.

I wonder if you use picks for uncoupling and took the Sergents plan of having to align the couplers prior to coupling, would there be any other problems with not having centering couplers? 

Jim Marlett

On Dec 20, 2020, at 6:23 PM, Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:

I’m intrigued. The late Dave Garcia and I tried that right after the 705’s came out and there were problems. Like, without the 705’s unique diamond shaped pivot arrangement, we couldn’t get the coupler to center properly all the time. And without the flat spot at the top of that diamond, the little spring kept coming out during reassembly. How did you over come that?

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 17:01 Mark Lewis <narrowrails12@...> wrote:

Your observations are not 100% correct.  The 705 coupler, when removed from the supplied draft gear box, will drop right into Micro-Trains HOn3 rolling stock coupler box mountings and are a big improvement over the original coupler.

Mark Lewis 
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C. 

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