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1:48 scale working brass Symington-Gould “E” Type coupler for top lift pin operation

Part Number: PC-1074

Price: $59.95 for 5 pair

This coupler is developed by Protocraft from prototype drawings of the Symington-Gould Corporation of Rochester, N.Y. (1940) for the drop-head, bottom operated freight coupler as recommended by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).  This design replaced the previous Type D coupler with improved metallurgy and shank dimensions, giving it extra strength, and became the standard of the industry into the 1980’s.  The model is accurate to all dimensions, all brass and assembled in Korea by Boo Rim Precision, ready to install.

The coupler lift pin is connected with a short chain and ring (not supplied) and will remain open until coupled.  Applications are older freight cars and most locomotives

The scale coupler box is of injected molded plastic and made in the US, and comes in 4 parts.  Coupler head can be adjusted outwards up to 3 scale inches by shaving a portion (or all) of the rear pointed area of the centering pin in the coupler box.

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