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Sergent Engineering Height Gauge

3 years 3 months ago #51 by jbaakko
I use Sergent Engineering couplers on mostly everything I run. I say mostly, because I equip about 1/20th of my car with a Kadee scale head coupler on one end, as an adapter car.

When checking coupler heights, use a Sergent "Go/No-go" height gauge.
This gauge shows you when an coupler is in the good range, with the knuckle sliding into notch in the gauge. This gauge is simply laid on the top of the rail when checking.

As you can see in the photo above, this Bruce's Train Shop two bay hopper kit rides too high for standard. This can be adjusted by lowing the bolster, or filing the truck's bolster lower, sometimes a combination of both.


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