Operational Link and Pin Coupling - The Article

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by hminky, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. hminky

    hminky Member

  2. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

    Harold, that's a brilliant solution to the problem, and should adapt reasonably easily to other scales (at least the larger scales). Great read! Thanks for sharing.
  3. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    Very cool article. Your On30 layout translates into OO very nice. Great web page.

  4. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Your system looks very good, Harold! If I had an old time or logging layout I would really consider copying this excellent coupling system.

    My layout is too modern, so I'll stick with Kadees! But hats off to your inventive talent. And my compliment for an excellent website as well! :thumb:

    One question, though: When uncoupling, do you put back the 'staple' in the drawbar of one of the cars? Or do you carry along a supply of coupling links when you run your trains?

  5. hminky

    hminky Member

    So far I have been hanging them on the car's brake wheel during operating sessions. Not prototypical or eye appealing but it makes them easier to find.
    While trying to figure out yard switching, I wondered how the railroads handled the same thing in cars being switched in a yard. Did they couple the cars as they added them to the cars already in the yard? I can't imagine carrying the links and pins all over the switchyard.


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