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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 01:00:42 AM »

Hey your welcomed, the knuckels will likely screw right in place with out any mods.

The kuckes look better but for a train thats just going to run and run the Hook/loop couplers stay coupled better on uneven track.


NM-Jeff
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wsommariva

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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2012, 10:12:22 AM »

Bummer.  I think I'll try a homemade fix.  I think a thin wire will work but will be bad for de-coupling.  I'll look for thin long springs.  If I can find them I think they will work well.
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wsommariva

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2012, 11:52:17 AM »

Ok, I took the train to my workbench.  One OEM spring was broken and one of that parts where the OEM spring is inserted into was gone.  One hook was backwards.  So I bought metal 1/4" springs and inserted them with thin wire X 2.  I reversed the backwards hook.  Twenty trips around the track and they are all holding.

This my eight year with the set.  After we're done with it I hope one of my kids take it.

Thanks for the help......now just to keep them from derailing......almost there
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