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Old 09-17-2019, 06:40 PM   #11
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we've seen that if you come to a complete stop, probably both the metal coupler and wheels are pulled toward the uncoupler. Quickly changing direction maintains the momentum of the car so that it continues to move away from the uncoupler or at least gives the loco a chance to move away before the coupler closes again.
So if you're only going at speed step 1 or 2 you'd be OK?
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:43 PM   #12
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So if you're only going at speed step 1 or 2 you'd be OK?
if you're over the uncoupler and pull away slowly, the car is pulled toward the coupler and loco. The loco would need to pull away quickly, but momentum prevents that.
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