Since I don't have the funds to convert couplers right now,nor are shelf couplers available,so I'm stuck with the Atlas 2 rail couplers. My problem is they won't couple unless slammed together unprototypically unless they are coupling to a cut of 6-10 cars. I used pencil graphite on some knuckles to no avail,so does anyone have solutions for this problem? "Slip plate," used on older farm hay bailers is used to make hay bales slide well is the only other idea I have,but this is sold in gallons & is expensive so this would be a last resort. Why Atlas ever made such stubborn couplers is beyond me.
Where's our Atlas "ears"? I've tried contacting R&D at Atlas leaving voicemails a couple of times weeks before the Chicago show,with no response-what gives?
Thanks to all for your replies.