How I made my couplings and hooks

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How I made my couplings and hooks

Post by jay1976 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:07 pm

How I made my coupling and hooks are from split pins.

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cut in half

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then bent to this shape.

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I am using chain with big hoops as it easy for me to couple up.The chain is bought cheap off ebay and is just jewerally chain and cut the links to suit..I bought a metre for £3.45
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380577738379
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And I can still push and pull all my stock ok and couple up easy using a bent bit of wire..

Hope this helps someone in making up coupling or adapt it to there stock,Stock in the pics is big big train skips..

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Post by MDLR » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:22 pm

Very inventive. What might be easier would be what I did over 20 years ago - having taken the coupling out, heat a small panel pin to red heat and insrt through the plastic at the appropriate angel.
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Post by jim@NAL » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:40 pm

very good idear

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