Re: Kadee Scale Coupler Operational Reliablity
--- In STMFC@..., Denny Anspach <danspach@...> wrote:
Aw, com'mon Doc. You're not going to make me spend hours looking for a photo on the web, now, are you. If there is a more descriptive name, I don't know it, but what I mean is the knuckle with the short tang on the back, only long enough to suround a pin, that pins into a pocket bolted to the face of a pilot beam; basically the standard steam loco front coupler before drop couplers became all the rage. The couplers that were used on Shays were similar, but had two tangs, and could be adjusted for height by pinning them in different slots ina pocket with several slots.
Wait, this is what I meant, from the Sergent Engineering web site:
The coupler does not go through the pilot beam, it's short, and has very limited swing.