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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 07:59 am
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Not sure where this should go. When using S&W couplings, how do people fit the loop on a loco? I use a fine p/b wire behind the buffers where it's hardly visible when dulled down. 



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Hi Folkwizard,


It all depends on the loco I guess.
Sometimes I use their mounting plate, but other times I've drilled holes in the buffer beam.
The most important thing is to use a jig so that they all end up the same height, (and the
same distance out, relative to the buffers)


To help mine 'disappear', I just use a black permanent marker. It's quick, easy, cheap and
doesn't upset the smooth action (which chemical blackening can, if it's overdone).


Hope this helps, Jeff




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I see there is now a thread for Couplings so one of our kind mods could move it to there ? ( that's supposing its a thread about hooky up bits that is :shock:

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Some people make a loop by running a wire between the actual buffers. It apparently helps with cornering.



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