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Coupling and Uncoupling

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Posted by Southgate on Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:52 AM

In addition to being easier to install, and way more important to me, #148s work more consistently and reliably with delayed uncoupling than even brand new #5s

I use a home made system where bar magnets are mechanically raised up under the track when I want to uncouple, they rest below the track enough to never cause accidental uncouplings. Dan

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Posted by RR_Mel on Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:20 AM

Dave
 
There are several kits available on eBay, this link is where I got one package . . . .  couldn’t find the other one that I bought (smaller motor).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remote-Uncoupler-for-Kadee-Conversion-Kit-for-DCC-control-HO-scale-6pcs/252323121937?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3D2bf9847db6754f969fb204766409daab%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D252323121937%26itm%3D252323121937%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2060778&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507

 
This is my Athearn SD-9 with the motor installed on the bottom of the draft cover, wouldn’t clear the trucks mounted to the back.
 
 
Please excuse the dust, I don’t do much switching.
 
 
 
 
 
These are the smaller motor, I haven’t tried the slightly larger motor yet.
 
 
 
I have two SP oil tenders with decoders and this one is going in the second one.
 
 
 
I have two spare/extra SP oil tenders that I swap around to my 18 Rivarossi Cab Forwards/AC-9s, can’t afford decoders for every locomotive.  I can only run two trains at a time on my small layout anyway.
 
 
 
 Took me awhile to clean up that first post
 
 
Mel
 
 
My Model Railroad   
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
 
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Posted by RR_Mel on Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:29 AM

Southgate

I use a home made system where bar magnets are mechanically raised up under the track when I want to uncouple, they rest below the track enough to never cause accidental uncouplings. Dan

 

Southgate
 
I also made a couple of uncouplers.  Both are in hidden areas, they work great but don’t look very good.
 
 
Blog Link:
 
 
Because they work so good I figured they would be better in my hidden tracks to prevent accidental uncoupling where I can’t see what I’m doing.
 
 
 
 
Mel
 
 
My Model Railroad   
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
 

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