losing pins?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by COX 47, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

    I am having trouble with losing the pins "air hose" on my couplers....Anybody have this problem too? what can I do to stop it and can the pins be put back in?
  2. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    dip the tip in super glue or something and stick em back in. I did that to a couple that fell off. other than that, I have never had any problem with mine. I usually have problems putting them in because the coupler hole thingies are so small.
  3. berraf

    berraf Member

    Small! That´s an understatement :)
    Sometimes I feel that they don´t exist when I´m chasing them around at the work table.

    I use a little bit of grease on the tip of them and that seems to be sufficient :thumb:
  4. train1

    train1 Member

    The accumates are the worse. The M/T's are bullet proof. You might want to try pushing the pin in further and crimping them on the top.
    I would stay away from glue - too much potential for overflow and glued - shut couplers.
  5. engineshop

    engineshop Member

    Am I the only one of thinking getting rid of the pins since I only have a big yard but no industry that would need switching? To use magnates in the yard is not very convenient and I would disconnect the cars by hand.
  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    It would be best to upgrade your couplers to MTs..These are the de facto standard N Scale coupler by choice.

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