Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

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Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby BClemens » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:01 am

Does anyone know where we could acquire the drawings for the Dave Skagen 2 1/2" scale bronze coupler? The knuckle locking method is where the mystery is - even a photo would help.

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Re: Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby BClemens » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:52 pm

Bump

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Re: Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby Brian Hilgert » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:47 am

I bought the working pair that was for sale from Harlock. I don't have drawing but if any pictures of the working/finished coupler can be of any help, just let me know.

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Re: Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby BClemens » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:16 pm

Brian Hilgert wrote:I bought the working pair that was for sale from Harlock. I don't have drawing but if any pictures of the working/finished coupler can be of any help, just let me know.


As they say: "a picture is worth a thousand words" and in this case a thousand drawings that I don't have. Yes, please photograph the open coupler looking in on how the pin is made and how it works with the knuckle. Thanks very much!

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Re: Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby Brian Hilgert » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:42 pm

I'll try and get those pics to you tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby BClemens » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:26 pm

Brian,
Do you find that these couplers have a great deal of play from push to pull - like > 1/2"? The RMI couplers don't have near that and these 'bronze' ones would need to be modified to reduce that.... then the RMI couplers would not work with them. They don't appear to pull straight on eachother either, but then these are rough castings - darn, I certainly hope they will work out OK. The train grows an inch longer per car.... pushing in not a happy thing anyhow.
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Re: Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby Brian Hilgert » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:35 pm

They do seem to have a lot of slop with regards to push and pulling. I do not know if that is typical or not. I took several pictures but I need to download them on my computer to properly size them for posting.

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Re: Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby Brian Hilgert » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:09 pm

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Re: Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby Brian Hilgert » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:10 pm

Let me know if this helps, or if you need anymore info.

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Re: Drawings for the Dave Skagen Coupler

Postby BClemens » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Great photos! Answered the question about the knuckle pin and how it functions.... no automatic latching except for the pin dropping back down.... I guess it works OK.


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