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1930s Round 'Knuckle-less' Coupler !
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oztrainz wrote:
probably in the way it is attached to the each wagon in the associated draftgear. Unless you are on VERY tight curves there is very little movement needed inn the couplerI'd agree with that but the track also has to be taken into consideration... I've got some old 8mm movie somewhere taken on the last train out of Captains Flat to Bungendore of the conventional knuckle couplers, frankly I was amazed at the time the train did not come apart "hollywood style" there was so much vertical movement
Edited to say that the Tomlinson couplers were/are a quite rigid unit when joined as they also provide connections for air, brakes and electrics.
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/4778496

I believe they can be purchased in HO scale for those who want to run MU trams....

Last edited on Sat Jul 11th, 2015 06:50 am by Tramcar Trev



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