Going Loco: Part 9: A problem … and some possible solutionsPosted: January 7, 2015
The couplings that come with the toy trains look like this:
They are functional and work … but they leave far too big a gap between the various components of a train. I have therefore been trying to find a cheap system that I can use to replace the existing couplings. So far I have come up with the following two possible solutions.
The first solution is to use the sort of hooks and eyes that are normally sold in haberdashers for attaching one piece of material to another.
The second solution is to use the sort of eyelets that are normally sold in hardware stores for attaching picture wire to pictures.
The latter can be opened up to form suitably sized hooks.
At present I am tending to favour the latter solution rather than the former. My only problem is finding a supply of eyelets that are small enough. I had a look in the local shops today … but without any luck. I will continue my search tomorrow, and if I find any, I will remove the existing coupling mountings from my conversions and begin the process of fixing the new couplings in place. Once that is done I can begin painting them.