Moving right along, I decided to fit Protocraft couplers to the caboose. The model was built with the intent to add the original San Juan Car Company AAR Type-E working couplers. Fitting the Protocraft couplers required a few modifications to the coupler box to fit within the scale centersill.
The plastic coupler pocket was narrowed by slicing the sides off the pocket. I attached the pocket to a .032″ by .250″ brass strip. with the 2.0mm screws that came with the couplers. The shank sticks out a bit to allow for the scale striker. The striker is 4″ thick and I had to allow for the compression of the centering spring.
The brass plate will be bonded to the plastic centersill. I will likely use CA to attach the plate.
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