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Date: 10/20/21 13:08
How do I remover this coupler?
Author: Pattenburg

I want to upgrade this coupler on the very first diesel I got for my layout but have no idea how to do that. Would appreciate any suggestions as to how to go about that process of getting off the old one and putting on a newer coupler. Thanks!




Date: 10/20/21 13:20
Re: How do I remover this coupler?
Author: CPR_4000

Looks like a press fit plastic pin? If so, grab with pliers, gently wiggle, and pull it out. Or ... drill it out and replace with a screw.



Date: 10/20/21 16:07
Re: How do I remover this coupler?
Author: jkh2cpu

It would be interesting to see a photo taken from the boom to see how the coupler is attached to the body of the loco.

John.



Date: 10/20/21 16:32
Re: How do I remover this coupler?
Author: dcfbalcoS1

        I can certainly understand your confusion on the matter.



Date: 10/20/21 16:58
Re: How do I remover this coupler?
Author: grahamline

The first answer is the right one. Pull out the pin with pliers.  The coupler supplied with Kato/Atlas engines back then was a one-piece horn-hook. A standard Kadee box, either one of the new snap-together 262, or an older one with the ears removed, will slide in through the opening in the pilot.  Thread the hole in the mounting boss with a 2-56 tap and use a 2-56 screw to hold the coupler box in place.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/27/21 12:02 by grahamline.



Date: 10/20/21 17:37
Re: How do I remover this coupler?
Author: Pattenburg

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Looks like a press fit plastic pin? If so, grab
> with pliers, gently wiggle, and pull it out. Or
> ... drill it out and replace with a screw.

Thanks! That worked out just fine.



Date: 10/20/21 20:50
Re: How do I remover this coupler?
Author: MojaveBill

Ahh! Horn-hook horrers!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 10/26/21 23:20
Re: How do I remover this coupler?
Author: SantaFeRuss

Drill out then tap for a screw (2-56). Kadee coupler with draft gear. You'll be good.

SantaFeRuss



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