I’m again assembling a 30 car freight train using Atlas cars. I am planning on (Again) installing Kadee couplers simply because I’ve had fewer problems with separations running on a layout with gradients. I’d rather use the OEM couplers as they actually look better than the Kadee but don’t know how or if it’s possible to make the Atlas couples perform up to Kadee standards. The knuckle spring seems to be too weak and disassembling the Atlas coupler box usually results in irreparable damage.
Anyone have any tips on how to make the Atlas coupler perform better or should I just go ahead and replace them?