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.

American Flyer Uncoupler

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
David Avedesian
Scale:
S
Description:
The author moved his staging tracks closer together but that meant his A.F. uncoupler no longer fit, so he modified it.

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.

De-railing Hi-Rail Derailments

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #1 February
Page:
19
Author:
Skip Readio
Scale:
S
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

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #1 Winter
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.

Replacing Coupler Springs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
14
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Scale:
S
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

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #6 December
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 1993 #3 June
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.

Scale Coupler

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
Art Armstrong
Scale:
S
Description:
A review of available S-scale "scale" couplers.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #1 March
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.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Harold G. Cohon
Scale:
S
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

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #1 Winter
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 1983 #1 Winter
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.