Replacing faulty couplings

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Replacing faulty couplings

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Post by ajcooper4 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:25 am

I have an Oxford coal wagon (OO gauge) with a faulty tension lock coupling. I have some replacements. The old one is reluctant to 'come away'. Should I just pull harder or is there a technique that I am unaware of?

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Post by brian1951 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:41 am

Just pull harder if its a NEM type.

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Post by Steve M » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:43 pm

If it is the NEM type then the tail of the coupling may be visible poking through the end of the mounting box. If it is then a quick squeeze of the tail with long nosed pliers may help.
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Post by Rog (RJ) » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:47 pm

+1 for pull harder.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:49 pm

And again.
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Post by dtb » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:15 am

becareful, some folks glue them in!!!
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Post by footplate1947 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:19 am

That is good advice DTB I had not thought of that. Some glue them in because they have been known to become loose.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:57 am

It's the socket that might need gluing in not the coupling. They are always a tight fit.
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Post by footplate1947 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:20 pm

Sorry Brian I have had one or two loose ones on wagons bought on ebay. The worst wagons for loose coupleing are Dapol in my experience.
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Post by footplate1947 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:29 pm

I agree that you only need to glue the the socket clip but some people can be heavey handed with glue. As seen on e-bay often. :lol:
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