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Couplings and side chains

An opportunity to discuss the bits that keep the rolling stock together -or not!

The gap between stock fitted with Accucraft chopper couplings is a bit too big for side chains; but orthodontic rubber bands help to hold everything together!

The bands are coloured with a permanent marker, and have enough elasticity to stretch when negotiating the tighter curves. The latest Accucraft couplings seem to be painted with black gloss.

This picture from David Taylor, showing his coupling arrangement. See note below