My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Couplers

A Different Approach to Solving the "Pogo Stick Couplers" Problem

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-02/03
Page:
58
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his experiences to solve the problem, as a follow-up to Michael Fox' December/January article.

Couplers and the "Pogo Stick" Effect

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
42
Author:
Michael Fox
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the various tests he and other members of his club did to reduce the pogo-stick effect of the traditional S-scale couplers. He shared the successful replacement/improvement of the springs.

Couplers for Operational Reliability

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-06
Page:
86
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his thoughts on having a trouble-free operating session on your layout, focusing on couplers, uncoupling magnets, and his operating scheme.

Kadee Couplers and Steel Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
Page:
11
Author:
various
Scale:
S
Description:
Various answers are provided to how to deal with Kadee's under-the-track uncouplers and American Models' steel wheels.

S Lore

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 6, December 1991
Page:
23
Author:
various authors
Scale:
S
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

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 3, June 1993
Page:
26
Author:
Michael Scivoletti
Scale:
S
Description:
Notes about building, tuning, and installing the Kadee 802 coupler.

S-Scale Couplers

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2009-03
Page:
92
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews all of the couplers available to S-scale, including AF-compatible ones.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
Page:
6
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
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.

Tuning Up the American Models Snap-lock Coupler

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
Page:
5
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
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'

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 1, Winter 1983
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Scale:
S
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.

Variations in AF Coupler Series Part III

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
36
Author:
William M. Easterly
Scale:
S
Description:
In 1952 the spring knuckle style, the solid knuckle style, and the split knuckle style couplers were introduced by A.C. Gilbert. The article also covers the current Lionel style couplers. Includes photos of each.