Alan’s uncouplers and point levers

“Hell Al,

I did say that I would show how my uncouplers work, and my manual point levers.

The drawings & pictures should be self explanatory so I hope it helps others if they wish to try it for themselves.

The rough plan for the wheelbarrow has no dimentions as they can be of any size.

They are extremely fiddley though so not for the faint hearted. for every one I make, I throw 3 away.

The orange uncoupler tool is not my idea, I got it from a magazine so can’t take credit for that. It’s painted orange because I keep mislaying it. It has a special hook but I sometimes forget to use it

That’s all for now.


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Some more excellent scratch building from Alan.

Anyhow, please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you get going on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

7 Responses to Alan’s uncouplers and point levers

  1. Ralph says:

    Very handy uncouplers Alan
    I must try that wheelbarrow.

  2. paul Otway says:

    I like your uncoupling system. Would it be okay if I copied it?

    Paul Otway

  3. Alan Roberts says:

    Paul, of course you can copy the uncoupling system, that’s why I share my ideas.
    Good luck, Alan

  4. Fred says:

    Neat ideas sir

  5. Very talented and should be something we can all do.

  6. Ron says:

    What is a “choc block”?

  7. robert dale tiemann says:

    cool. i like seeing and finding little things that work on train sets.

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