An easy quick fix would be a rubber band or a twisty bag tie, there's a lot of things they are on besides bread bags.Lionel steam engine and the tender coupler won't stay locked. As soon as it has weight pulling on it, it releases.
Any ideas how to prevent that from happening?
It's the coupler on the end of the tender, not the draw bar.
When I close it, it feels nice and tight, but when i put it on the track and hook cars to it, it let's go after a few feet.
Suppose a "wire tie" would work, but this stuff shouldn't happen, as I just got this set in December.
Thanks for the suggestions.
I never heard of one doing that for safety.I think the prob. has to do with going up the trestle. Too hvy a load and the coupler releases. Maybe it is a safety thing. I ran it on the flat and it stays closed.
thanks all for suggestions.
I think we have a winner!!! I sprayed some WD 40 on the coupler and opened and closed it several times and gave it a test run and it HELD! Eureka! The SPS is back in business.
I was pulling 3 cars. Anymore than that and it was too steep, but the coupler held.