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First time that RMT bit me, I've had crumbling couplers from almost all the other brands.

We all know that American manufacturers use contract manufacturers in the orient.

I know that the CM's all have their internal go to companies for certain materials.  Example:  I was watching Mr Kim (Kim Bjong Ki, ops manager at Ajin) repair a RoW tender with new decals.  These were just magnificent.  I asked where he got them.  He said:  downtown.  I persisted and got the same answer with a look that said go away.

I tend to believe that there may be a die cast house that specialized in couplers.  I've seen couplers from RoW and 3rd rail that have failed and the syndrome continues.

With that, I can only assume that the CM's over there continue to return to the same internal CM for couplers;  sort of a roll of the dice.

Just my 2c.

Lou N

 

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