Re: Discontinuance of Kadee #58 Semi-Scale Couplers


SamClarke
 

Hello Armand,

Although we are cutting down the use of the #4 coupler in other coupler applications or coupler packages the #4 as it is will still be available for quite sometime. The present #78 is the only scale head coupler with any "slack action" like the #4. We have the current #78 on a special clearance sale and when stocks are depleted we'll introduce the newer version #178 that will not have any slack action.

Sam Clarke
Kadee Quality Products


From: Armand Premo
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 6:54 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Discontinuance of Kadee #58 Semi-Scale Couplers



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
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
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
excellent.

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: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
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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