Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

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Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Post by Adirondack » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:50 pm

Hey folks. I did the CAD design and pattern work on these and then had castings run for my client. He would like to sell them here, so I'm lending a hand. 3" scale or thereabouts, available in pairs with links and pins for each.

These are not "sorta Carter Brothers", or "kinda Carter Brothers", they are Carter Brothers. Meticulously created following the real thing currently residing in a West Coast museum, they are as close as can be replicated without actually scanning an original. Cast in gray iron, and they are lovely.

Please message me and I will pass along your info until he gets some sort of online presence going.

Thanks for looking.

Chris
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Re: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Post by Glenn Brooks » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:57 pm

Nice looking castings!

Probably be better if you post the price also... also, might get wider coverage in the for sale section.

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Re: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Post by Adirondack » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:03 pm

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:57 pm
Nice looking castings!

Probably be better if you post the price also... also, might get wider coverage in the for sale section.

Glenn
Yep. In-process as they say. I figured start here with the big boys.

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Re: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Post by jeffsmith » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:33 pm

Just a word of warning; The cast iron link and pin won't stand up to being used in service. They will break due to the nature of the material.

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Re: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Post by Adirondack » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:03 pm

jeffsmith wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:33 pm
Just a word of warning; The cast iron link and pin won't stand up to being used in service. They will break due to the nature of the material.
I have heard. So far, there have been no issues. If a problem appears it will be handled accordingly.

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Re: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Post by Harold_V » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:52 am

jeffsmith wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:33 pm
Just a word of warning; The cast iron link and pin won't stand up to being used in service. They will break due to the nature of the material.
If folks would simply explore ductile iron instead. It will serve perfectly well, and is just as easy to pour and machine as gray iron. A win/win situation if there ever was one.

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Re: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Post by Soot n' Cinders » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:55 pm

I might be interested in a pair for a 2.5in scale bobber caboose, but definitely want to see at least an estimated price and some dimensions.
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Re: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Post by Adirondack » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:43 pm

Soot n' Cinders wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:55 pm
I might be interested in a pair for a 2.5in scale bobber caboose, but definitely want to see at least an estimated price and some dimensions.
I believe the price is $50 per pair.

Email the seller directly. Tim Wheeler <backshopmercantileATgmail.com>

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