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Uncoupler For Thomas & Friends Rolling Stock

Started by BobZ, October 21, 2023, 07:00:55 PM

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Do they make an uncoupler or what would be a good device or tool to use?


A wood shish kabob skewer, basically an oversized toothpick.

Yard Master

Hi Bob,

If you are using E-Z Track, we now offer a special Manual Uncoupling Track designed for European couplers, including those on Thomas & Friends products.



You can also make your own using acetate or thin styrene. Shape the ends as shown in the pic and place between ties so it bows up slightly above the rail height.

To use, drive the train over the plastic strip and stop the train ensuring that the couplings are positioned above the strip. Slightly back up the train to release the tension on the hooks. The curved strip will lift up the coupling hooks to release them. Finally, draw the train away from the stationary wagon or coach to complete the uncoupling.

If at first you don't succeed, throw it in the spare parts box.