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Date: 11/16/12 14:29
Original alignment control
Author: SD45X

hmm...




Date: 11/16/12 14:54
Re: Original alignment control
Author: BCutter

Not even gonna' ask!



Date: 11/16/12 15:19
Re: Original alignment control
Author: africansteam

The colors are sure purdy. . .

Cheers,
Jack



Date: 11/16/12 18:38
Re: Original alignment control
Author: PHall

Rear of a snow plow?



Date: 11/17/12 05:11
Re: Original alignment control
Author: mustraline

For those of us that are not familiar with coupling mechanisms, what is the problem with the pic?



Date: 11/17/12 05:34
Re: Original alignment control
Author: LarryDoyle

Well, let's see... What's wrong with this picture?

a) Couplers are painted - makes it hard to find cracks
b) Both are top lift pin styles, which are more difficult, and thus more dangerous, to operate
c) Red one has no lift pin - missing
d) Red coupler is attached directly to frame - no draft gear to cushion shocks
e) Red coupler has no swivel to allow for misalignment or sharp curves
f) The OP title indicates the humor of the shot - there is no alignment control (that part of the draft gear in the frame which keeps couplers in alignmemt when slack runs in to prevent buckling of the train.

Anyone see anything else?

-LD



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/12 12:19 by LarryDoyle.



Date: 11/17/12 09:08
Re: Original alignment control
Author: UPTRAIN

Good luck hanging an EOT on that red one.

Pump



Date: 11/17/12 16:20
Re: Original alignment control
Author: rehunn

Not a problem, you just shove it in front of the lead unit as crossing protection.



Date: 11/17/12 17:45
Re: Original alignment control
Author: mustraline

LarryDoyle Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Well, let's see... What's wrong with this
> picture?
>
> a) Couplers are painted - makes it hard to find
> cracks
> b) Both are top lift pin styles, which are more
> difficult, and thus more dangerous, to operate
> c) Red one has no lift pin - missing
> d) Red coupler is attached directly to frame - no
> draft gear to cushion shocks
> e) Red coupler has no swivel to allow for
> misalignment or sharp curves
> f) The OP title indicates the humor of the shot -
> there is no alignment control (that part of the
> draft gear in the frame which keeps couplers in
> alignmemt when slack runs in to prevent buckling
> of the train.
>
> Anyone see anything else?
>
> -LD

Thank you for listing them.



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