I had a grain car that had a coupler issue. Just a tad low. Nothing that a new Kadee coupler won’t fix!
Sorry for the blurry photo.
There are a few remedies for low couplers like this. Sometimes you can use a fibre washer or two on the truck bolster to raise the whole body up. In this case the other end was fine so raising the body might have fixed this end, but it would have changed the height on the other end.
Bring On the Kadee
In this case I replaced the coupler with a Kadee #37, a “medium UNDERSET shank” coupler.
I picked up this pack at the Credit Valley Railway Company store in Mississauga, Ontario.
These Kadee coupler packs include everything pictured – box, spring, lids, and the coupler. In my case I just needed the coupler so I left the rest of it in the pouch.
I popped the lid off the existing coupler box, replaced the coupler, and snapped the lid back on. Here’s the result:
It isn’t perfect but it’s a lot better than it was.
Ready for service!