Re: Leaving out the friction springs

Alan Hummel


I've tried the springs,but on the Intermountain 4750 covered hoppers I installed them in,(the springs,I mean),it made no difference with or without the springs installed so I also leave them out.

Alan Hummel

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, 4:11:42 PM EDT, Edward Sutorik via Groups.Io <Edwardsutorik@...> wrote:

I have just temporarily assemble several cars, including the (Sergent) couplers.  Because I intend to take them back apart, and because it's kind of a pain to assemble everything, I decided not to put the little friction-inducing coil spring in.

Got me wondering.

Has anyone left the springs out?  And been happy with it?  

It'll be a couple of months before these particular cars can be road tested (without springs), but I thought I'd bring it up now.  Mostly 'cause I can't do much real work because of that famous knee replacement surgery you all are familiar with.  Or will be.


Edward Sutorik

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