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Going Link and Pin

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As I'm building some flat cars, I'm starting to think that
Link and Pin is the way to go. They look real, I would think they are fogiving inregards to vertical alignment, altot of it can be scratch built. This would be one locomotive and a set of cars. I saw some clever ways here for mating knuckle to link and pin. Has anyone else gone strictly L and P?
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Regarding couplers themselves, this set up works well. Here we see a good amount of slack when going forward. You need a little gap to get around tight curves.

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Here we see this same situation when backing up. The link disappears, the couplers are in contact, and the lines of force run straight through the center of the consist. Backing up is no problem.

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