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Hello all. Unfortunately I need to take my train layout apart, as we are going to downsize - two people do not need to live in a three floor house. And, our property taxes are way too expensive.

So, I have been cataloging all my trains and getting them into plastic storage boxes.

While listing, I have been referring to Greenberg's price book.
It shows some listings with "early knuckle couplers".

Does anyone know how to tell the difference?

Al
 

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The earliest knuckle couplers made in 1952 have an attachment shank that is like one half of a split shank coupler These are riveted to the truck, the coupler attachment arm looks a lot like the one on link coupler trucks.
 

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There is a closeup picture of one on the red 930 caboose on the site swede linked above. These are rare.
 
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