Pre War latch couplers

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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.


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Posted by LL675 on Thursday, February 08, 2018 5:05 PM

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


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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.

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