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RMI Prairie Step 5 - Uncoupling Lever

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Category: Live Steam Miniature Railroading
Forum Name: Steam Locomotive Construction
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Printed Date: Apr 01 2023 at 12:51pm

Topic: RMI Prairie Step 5 - Uncoupling Lever
Posted By: PhilC
Subject: RMI Prairie Step 5 - Uncoupling Lever
Date Posted: Sep 07 2009 at 6:28pm
The uncoupling lever is an option that can be added to any car or locomotive and tender. It keeps your fingers safely out of the coupler area when uncoupling trains.
To install the uncoupling lever 6 holes were drilled and tapped for the supplied 10-24 screws. The chain was 2 links too long so I cut off 2 links with a pair of bolt cutters. Shown is the uncoupling lever installed and unpainted.
uncoupling lever

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Posted By: Steve C
Date Posted: Sep 08 2009 at 5:37am
Looking good, looks like all you need now is a rivet gun.

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