I am cleaning/fixing dozens of postwar rolling stock and more then half of them have busted or cracked bake-lite slider shoes and/or dry-rot wires that are gone or failing to connect the shoe to the coupler coil. Several of the shoes have cracked/busted and/or fallen out with little to no effort while cleaning them up. Add as a addition to that, I always disliked the look of the RCS/UCS track rails. Anyhow - the result is that nine postwar heavyweights and four F-3's have no uncoupling ability including several other rolling stock cars. Frustrating starts with "F"!
Suggestions? Are there any replacements/retro-fits? (are they budget friendly?!) Clicking around and searching ideas is leaving me flat at the moment. Maybe I'll just have lots of choo-choos that don't uncouple.