Accurail 1012 ACCUMATE 12/PACKS

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Accurail 1012 ACCUMATE 12/PACKS Introducing the patented ACCUMATE® coupler from Accurail®, the results of eighteen months of design and development work. We have met our goal to design a model railroad coupler that is simple, functional, and economical to manufacture. The ACCUMATE® consists of two shank pieces that pivot around a common post, herein referred to as the hook, which carries the knuckle profile, and the blade. When coupled, the hooks are sprung into engagement, much like the common horn-hook style coupler, the blades provide the buffing, or pushing, surface. An interlock between the hook and blade limit their motion relative to one another, and provide for a stable surface to be pushed against. The integrally molded springs are sized to bias the hook toward the coupled position, and are located within the coupler box where there is enough room for springs designed to operate at a low level of strain, as in the familiar horn-hook. A stop molded onto the blade prevents the hooks from springing past the gathering range of the knuckle profile. More features of the ACCUMATE® coupler: No tiny springs or small metal stampings to lose or destroy. No tiny feathers of plastic to deform when cars are left in a compressed configuration They can be easily uncoupled manually with the use of an ingenious device known as the SWITCHMAN®. The special shape on the end of this little gem is inserted between the knuckles, given a twist, and voila! the cars come uncoupled. Try that with the other couplers in the field and you're sure to be frustrated The ease of operation makes this coupler infinitely easier to use than the current train-set coupler (X2F) which is almost impossible to uncouple. Made of tough 21st century resins, not pot-metal!
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