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Knuckle Couplers for Mantua

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Knuckle Couplers for Mantua
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 22, 2002 5:35 PM
I have a number of Mantua HO freight cars. The cars came with horn hooks attached but two of the cars also provided knuckle couplers. These couplers consist of a centering ring, the coupler, and a slightly larger cover. I would like to obtain more of these couplers but the instructions did not mention the name of the manufacturer. Did Mantua make these couplers and can they still be purchased? I have examined Accumate, EZMate, McHenry, Lifelike Proto, and Kadee couplers and none are a match. I do know that the Kadee No. 5 will work. However, I would prefer to use the type that came from Mantua. Thanks for the help.
RTB in Newtown
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 22, 2002 7:42 PM
I'm only familar with their tender. About 18-24 months ago they came out with their own knuckle coupler for their tender. I will look that up and see if it was used for their freight cars.

But Mantua is out of the train business so I don't know where knuckles would be obtainable
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 4:38 AM
According to Mantua's 2001 catalog."New for 2001--Knuckle Coupler. Beginning in 2001 all Mantua engines and rolling stock will feature knuckle couplers(with a metal coil spring)".
I don't know who bot out their parts inventory but modelexpo, standard & tranworld were principal vendors.
I see in MR that standard still is listing Mantua products.

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