NASG Dispatch Articles: Couplers

American Flyer Uncoupler

Issue:
1996 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
David Avedesian
Description:

The author moved his staging tracks closer together but that meant his A.F. uncoupler no longer fit, so he modified it.

Coupler Upgrade

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
9
Author:
Steve Monson
Description:

The author shares a couple of examples of upgrading older S-scale models with Kadee couplers.

De-railing Hi-Rail Derailments

Issue:
1994 #1 February
Page:
19
Author:
Skip Readio
Description:

How to fix hi-rail couplers on S-Helper Service passenger cars catching on turnout frogs. Adjusting Kadee couplers' support arms.

Kadee Couplers and Steel Wheels

Issue:
1987 #1 Winter
Page:
11
Author:
various
Description:

Various answers are provided to how to deal with Kadee's under-the-track uncouplers and American Models' steel wheels.

Replacing Coupler Springs

Issue:
2015 #3 May
Page:
14
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Description:

The author describes how he replaces the springs in Kadee and Walthers Protomax couplers, with replacement springs from Kadee, and tricks on how to safely install them without flying off somewhere.

S Lore

Issue:
1991 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
various authors
Description:

Covered are, how to mount couplers onto American Models box cars and reefers, and how to connect the AF semaphores to turnouts to prevent their coils from being burned out.

S Lore

Issue:
1993 #3 June
Page:
26
Author:
Michael Scivoletti
Description:

Notes about building, tuning, and installing the Kadee 802 coupler.

Scale Coupler

Issue:
2008 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
Art Armstrong
Description:

A review of available S-scale "scale" couplers.

Short & Easy

Issue:
1988 #1 March
Page:
6
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Making two coupler height gauges, one for checking the center line, and one for the height pass/fail. Includes one photo and several construction diagrams.

Short & Easy

Issue:
2008 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Harold G. Cohon
Description:

The author milled his own coupler height gauge for S-scale standard-gauge Kadee couplers. Includes photos.

Tuning Up the American Models Snap-lock Coupler

Issue:
1985 #1 Winter
Page:
5
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

How to make the AM coupler be self-centering and some fine-tuning to get it to operate smoothly.

Two New Couplers in 'S'

Issue:
1983 #1 Winter
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:

Both Kadee, with their #802 S scale coupler, and American models, with their brown Delrin S scale coupler, have made new couplers available for S-scale modelers.

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