Couplers are an integral part of any model railroad. They are the links that make locomotives and cars into trains. There are many different styles of coupler available. Some are very realistic, some purely functional. Whatever you choose, good couplers are essential for reliable and enjoyable operations.
These simple couplers have a rich but deadly history.
The standard on the prototype has a long history on models as well.
In HO scale, couplers are shrinking down to size. Is there an advantage? Do you need to switch?
These couplers have seen limited use in many scales. While not the most authentic, they do work well.
These crude plastic couplers were an HO standard for a generation.
Special safety couplers for tank cars have even more uses on a model railroad.
These simple bars make rairoading much safer. Most models don't use them, but they still make nice details.
Fixing a low coupler is a quick project that can solve years of frustration.