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.

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.

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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