Re: Kadee Scale Coupler Operational Reliablity


Stokes John
 

Precision Scale has a number of such couplers in its line, not working automatics, but are attached as described, and several coupler pockets for locos that use this type coupler. It can be done with Kadees or knock-offs by cutting the shanks short and filing them to fit, and attaching with a rod through the shank and pocket.

John Stokes
Bellevue, WA

To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: destorzek@mchsi.com
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:48:55 +0000
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Kadee Scale Coupler Operational Reliablity
































--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Denny Anspach <danspach@...> wrote:

Dennis Storzek writes-
Note that the locomotive was originally delivered with short swing
knuckles, similar to those used on steam locomotive pilots:
Dennis, this is a new one to me. Just what made up a "short swing
knuckle"?
Denny
Denny S. Anspach MD
Sacramento


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:



http://www.sergentengineering.com/images/Pocket1_2.jpg



The coupler does not go through the pilot beam, it's short, and has very limited swing.



Dennis

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