Re: Couplers, Coupler Pockets, The NMRA, and Scale Size


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Andy Sperandeo wrote:
If the NMRA had the slightest influence on any of this, it's that the Athearn coupler box was meant to hold an X2f-style horn-hook coupler. And while that coupler was designed by an NMRA committee, and quickly picked up by manufacturers anxious to have a compatible coupler . . .
I think they just wanted a cheap coupler that was molded in one piece and that made kind of an off-hand gesture toward automatic coupling.

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