In building my last layout, (N scale), I started buying box cars, tankers, cattle cars, etc without a thought to standardization. What a mish-mash of coupler styles, some not even compatible with the others. The chance of my retro-fitting operating couplers with my 77 year old eyes? ZERO!
Now, for my new G&D, a 4 x 8 (HO scale), I should like recommendations for a RELIABLE BRAND of rolling stock with OPERATING couplers. I shall stick to ONLY that brand-type, which will hopefullypreclude the chance of my ever having to go bleary-eyed trying to deal wth couplers. I understand that I will still have to repair and adjust but am willing to suffer that.
I just purchased an Atlas S2 diesel and the anticipation is killing me! Will I have to retrofit operating couplers? Will any operating couple be so compatible? I guess I should wait until I make a choice of coupers before even thinking of retrofitting.
I shudder to think where I would be without you guys and gals to help!! I live out with the coyotes and it's a long journey to the nearest hobby shop, and I know they soon will tire of my questions.
Mike Picture Rocks, AZ