Operational Link and Pin Coupling - The Article

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Very interesting article. I really appreciate how in-depth you go.

1800's railroading is actually starting to tempt me, just a little. The other day I quickly scratchbuilt up an 1800's wooden iron ore car from a blurry photo. I just used Athearn handrail stanchions for the links, and I bent some brass wire into staples. Doesn't look as good as yours, but I thought that anything much larger would look out of place (this car is small!) I'll try and get pictures up tomorrow.

(And by the way: I think that scene up there looks much better with the OO/HO cars than the Oversized ones!)

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