New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

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New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by David S Coster » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:58 pm

Accucraft Train is offering 1.5/1.6 all steel couplers with centering springs. We are also offering 2.5 all steel couplers based on the Sharon pattern. These are all new patterns. They are at a reasonable price. See our web site for more information. https://www.livesteamstation.com/accucr ... -on?page=2
Please mention me, David Coster when ordering.

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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by David S Coster » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:20 pm

Forgot to mention, we are offering the new "Taller Knuckle" and the "trip pin" with a top shaft for uncoupling. both of these parts will be offered separately. They fit the TMRR couplers and the RMI couplers, and may fit others. you can find them on our web site but currently the picture needs to be updated. The knuckle is 1/2" overall taller than the aforementioned couplers. This will greatly help in keeping the cars from coming apart.

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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by Glenn Brooks » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:44 am

Dave, to confirm, are your existing 2.5” couplers compatible with the same size RMI couplers?

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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by 0351 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:30 pm

Dave, when do you expect your 2.5” couplers to be ready to ship?
I’m interested in several.
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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by FLSTEAM » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:27 pm

Are the 2.5" couplers compatible with the RMI ones?

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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by 0351 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:36 pm

Well.....has anyone gotten a response from David, or has Aacucraft Trains gone full RMI on us? :mrgreen:
I PM’d David reguarding 2.5” couplers, no reply.
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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by Kevin S » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:35 pm

Talking with Dave last Saturday , he said they are in a container being shipped currently and doesn't know when the container will arrive in the port.
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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by 0351 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:01 am

Kevin, thanks for the update.
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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by David S Coster » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:04 pm

Yes, the new couplers are compatible to the RMI couplers. RMI had two 2.5 couplers. One was the Sharon and the other did not have any lettering on it. This new one is a Sharon version and it can mate with the other one.

I will keep you informed as to arrival dates.

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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by 0351 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:41 pm

David S Coster wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:04 pm
Yes, the new couplers are compatible to the RMI couplers. RMI had two 2.5 couplers. One was the Sharon and the other did not have any lettering on it. This new one is a Sharon version and it can mate with the other one.

I will keep you informed as to arrival dates.
Thank you sir!
I’m instead in 5 pairs of the 2.5” Sharon’s.
Looking forward to their arrival.
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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by Soot n' Cinders » Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:59 pm

David S Coster wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:04 pm
Yes, the new couplers are compatible to the RMI couplers. RMI had two 2.5 couplers. One was the Sharon and the other did not have any lettering on it. This new one is a Sharon version and it can mate with the other one.

I will keep you informed as to arrival dates.
What’s the difference? I’ve got the unlettered RMI couplers on my shay, I haven’t noticed any issues with them but I’ve never coupled to any other RMI equipment, only Artzberger couplers.
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Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Post by David S Coster » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:36 pm

I have an update on couplers, After our container was bumped from the last ship, over booked, It is now on the high seas. Should be here mid to late may.

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