I need a spring for a Williams by Bachmann E-7, but the spring is not listed on Bachmann's  website.


The spring is for a non-operating coupler.  The part number is 885-M013R1.


Any idea where I can get this spring, or it's equivalent?



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Try looking for a Williams parts person as they may have your part. Parts from Williams also fit Williams by Bachmann.

Or you can try a Lionel or MTH replacement coupler for your Williams engine.


I had problems with some of my Williams engines and use a nylon strap to keep the coupler closed on the engine, mainly GP-9's and early F-7's had that problem.


Lee Fritz

Philadelphia & Reading Railway, one of the first railroads in the USA, first to have a double track system in the USA.

I don't really need a replacement coupler, the coupler is just missing a spring.  Is there a Lionel or MTH spring that would be a good replacement?

Thanks SPSF, that Lionel spring might work.


I need to replace a spring that keeps a non-operating coupler centered (there's no t-bar, the coupler is kept centered by the pressure of the spring).

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MTH is the same.  Try one of the sellers on the forum.  They will have it.







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