The author moved his staging tracks closer together but that meant his A.F. uncoupler no longer fit, so he modified it.
The author shares a couple of examples of upgrading older S-scale models with Kadee couplers.
How to fix hi-rail couplers on S-Helper Service passenger cars catching on turnout frogs. Adjusting Kadee couplers' support arms.
Various answers are provided to how to deal with Kadee's under-the-track uncouplers and American Models' steel wheels.
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.
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.
Notes about building, tuning, and installing the Kadee 802 coupler.
A review of available S-scale "scale" couplers.
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.
The author milled his own coupler height gauge for S-scale standard-gauge Kadee couplers. Includes photos.
How to make the AM coupler be self-centering and some fine-tuning to get it to operate smoothly.
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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