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Old 13-01-2018, 06:41 PM   #1
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Hi I don't know if this subject has been broached but I'm looking to make a homemade uncoupling tool as I still like the old fashioned way. Do any members have any ideas or pictures of the above they have made.
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Need to know more! What scale are you refering to? Then what type of coupling?
e.g. N uses different couplings to OO while HO is diferent again.
Then there are the owner fitted types such as Sprat & Winkle or Kadee for two examples.
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Sorry Flashbang I model in OO gauge and still use the ordinary coupling mate.
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Tension Lock... Flat plate on a rod style handle or a paper clip wire size rod on the end of a small torch are the two most used variants.
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Tension lock.
Flat blade on a handle or paper clip wire sized rod on end of a small torch etc are about the main two.
Thanks Flashbang I know I have seen one don't know where but it was flat magnet on the end of a handle and if situated under the coupling hooks they lifted up
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Here’s mine.
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That's the one Walkingthedog neat little tool is that a flat magnet.

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Thanks Flashbang I know I have seen one don't know where but it was flat magnet on the end of a handle and if situated under the coupling hooks they lifted up
Not so good on plastic tension locks though
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Not so good on plastic tension locks though
Probably not
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No magnet at all. Not needed. Slide under coupling and weight of handle causes couplings to disengage or just lift couplings.
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