Re: Discontinuance of Kadee #58 Semi-Scale Couplers

Armand Premo

As for my personal preference the #4 ,with all its shortcomings,allows the operator to pull up the slack for more prototypical operation.Is there a coupler with a smaller head that allows this action?Armand Premo

----- Original Message -----
From: Craig Zeni
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 9:10 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Discontinuance of Kadee #58 Semi-Scale Couplers

Call me odd, but I liked the tiny screws of the #78...they do look
fine. So Sam, if I understand correctly, the 178 will be the 158 in
a narrower box? Figure out a way to countersink the 2-56 and that's

I did stock up on some 78s to use with my wildly off topic modern
Rail Yard Models kits.

> Tim, No I don't believe that we'll include the #262 with the
> normal coupler package.
> We changed the hole size because that was one of the complaints
> about the #78 box. I think the bottom of the box has enough
> thickness to "carefully" counter sing a flathead screw.
> Sam Clarke
> Kadee Quality Products
> From: Tim O'Connor
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 11:06 AM
> To:
> Subject: [STMFC] Re: Discontinuance of Kadee #58 Semi-Scale Couplers
> Nice!! (Drat, I just bought two packages of #242)... Will you be
> including
> the #262 box with your whisker couplers in the future?
> I dunno... 2-56 is pretty clunky. I'd prefer an O-80 counterset
> screw so it's much less visible, like the Accurail boxes.
> Tim O'Connor


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