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Tips that are solutions to common problems with model trains. (1) Mounting the track. (2) Trouble with couplers. (3) Operating at realistic speeds.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1993 (v.83#12) pg. 75

Drawing of drawbar and safety bar arrangement for attaching a tender to a steam engine.
MODEL RAILROADER Jan 1990 (v.57#1) pg. 163

Especially for beginners. Part 3. Car kits and Kadee couplers.
MODEL RAILROADER Mar 1991 (v.58#3) pg. 110

How to camouflage your Magne-Electric uncoupling ramps.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1992 (v.59#9) pg. 104

Tip on mounting a Kadee coupler to the Pennsylvania 2-8-0s from Sunset Models Inc.
MODEL RAILROADER Jan 1994 (v.61#1) pg. 48

Tip on temporary mounting of Kadee couplers in order to test coupler height and hose clearance before permanent mounting.
MODEL RAILROADER Jan 1994 (v.61#1) pg. 176

A drawbar for Walthers' N scale doublestack cars is made from styrene.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1994 (v.61#9) pg. 32

Benefits of Kadee couplers and how to install them on your railroad cars.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1994 (v.61#10) pg. 126

Kadee HO couplers. An introduction to Magne-Matic automatic knuckle couplers.
MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1995 (v.62#2) pg. 74

N-scale couplers. How to convert to good-looking, good-operating Micro-Train couplers in place of Rapidostyle couplers.
MODEL RAILROADER Mar 1995 (v.62#3) pg. 106

Tip on adding Kadee couplers to Con-Cor shorty passenger cars.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1995 (v.62#11) pg. 25

Coupler ideas. (1) Automatic coupling technique for long cars utilizes Atlas magnetic couplers on extended shanks. (2) Removable uncoupling magnets which can be placed on the track as needed.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1996 (v.63#8) pg. 105

Tip on eliminating excessive free play in swiveling coupler boxes.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1998 (v.65#9) pg. 33

Quick and easy uncoupling tool to manually open magnetic knuckle couplers.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1998 (v.65#10) pg. 109

Tip on mounting a Kadee height gauge permanently on the layout.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1998 (v.65#10) pg. 110

Hand-operated knuckle couplers. Wire whiskers ease uncoupling during switching operations.
MODEL RAILROADER May 1999 (v.66#5) pg. 95

Couplings. Making and mounting hook-and-bar style wire couplings. Designed for OO gauge, but can be adapted to O and N gauge.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Feb 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 70

Making the gap between N-gauge coaches more realistic by modifying the coupling.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Apr 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 82