Hudson J1e posted:
Dominic Mazoch posted:

K-Line did sell a few 4 car sets with one car as a claw-Kadee, the rest Kadees.  Ore cars, I think.  Truck mounted Kadees, I believe.  Do not know if the Kadees were at the same height as body mounted.  Or if they wete true Kadees....

At some point in time (I guess when the patent ran out) K-Line was selling their own version of a Kadee coupler. I still have some. They were basically the same as a Kadee but the K-Line version was die cast and I believe the coupler box was slightly larger than the Kadee coupler box. It was pretty much a Kadee knockoff. K-Line actually sold a few 2 rail cars with their coupler installed on them. I have one new in the box. 

Despite being diecast, I've managed to break two of the K-Line versions. With Plymouth switchers, going downhill pulling K-Line's two-axle hoppers (albeit 40 of them).

I'm pretty sure it was due to weird power surges (I could see it in the locos' marker lights). This happened on the NJ Hirailers layout a few years ago.

---PCJ

It’s lighted Kadee popper from eBay. It’s not so great for O scale though. It could stand to make a visit to the belt sander to make a wider tip for it. In its present form it would make a nice analog trim pot tweaker.

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