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Couplings can be a pain at times. I don't have any derailing problems but with the variety of stock of different ages uncoupling can be a nuisance as not all the couplings lift on a Peco uncoupling ramp. The worst offenders with regard to any derailment problems are the Bachmann Thompson coaches. There were two types of bogie with different coupling lengths and I found that some of my rake had been fitted with the wrong type with the result that two coaches were far too close together and buffers locked.

I find that the newer type couplings with NEM pockets are sometimes not very durable as I have lost a number of hooks.

What a pity the UK manufacturers haven't bitten the bullet and gone for the US style couplers which are far more reliable.
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