Pre War latch couplers

271 views
2 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    February, 2009
  • From: Leavenworth
  • 97 posts
Pre War latch couplers
Posted by mgbbob on Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:04 AM

Over the years I have developed a fondness for pre war cars, expecially lithographed ones.  While I have replaced latch couplers on some many have the originals. I am constantly having problems with uncoupling.  Any good advise out there on getting the old ones adjusted right?  Box couplers are more reliable but I hate to change everything over.  It is no wonder Lionel took over when the knuckle coupler came out.

 

  • Member since
    June, 2002
  • From: Ohio Valley
  • 632 posts
Posted by LL675 on Thursday, February 08, 2018 5:05 PM

the latch couplers can try your patience....but I still like them.

Dave

It's a TOY, A child's PLAYTHING!!! (Woody  from Toy Story)

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: South Carolina
  • 9,134 posts
Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, February 08, 2018 9:44 PM

it takes two hands, one to get both at the same level, the other to lift both latches and join or seperate them. I prefer them over the box couplers.

Life's hard, even harder if your stupid  John Wayne

http://rtssite.shutterfly.com/

SUBSCRIBER & MEMBER LOGIN

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Get the Classic Toy Trains newsletter delivered to your inbox twice a month

Search the Community