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I have searched this site plus the main manufacturers and cannot find an automatic uncoupling system where you electrically activate the un-coupling ramp for standard RTR couplings.

Is there one or is it a case of scratch building my own?
 

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QUOTE (randolph @ 10 Oct 2008, 15:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have searched this site plus the main manufacturers and cannot find an automatic uncoupling system where you electrically activate the un-coupling ramp for standard RTR couplings.

Is there one or is it a case of scratch building my own?

Please clarify. By standard RTR do you mean tension lock couplings as supplied by Bachmann or Hornby? I ask becasue Kadee have an electrically operated uncoupling device for their couplers that are fitted to many US outline RTR items.

If tension lock, the standard uncoupler is always working, it is only when you release tension by stopping over the ramp that it works. When pulling a load normally it doesn't uncouple. It is not mechanical (other than being sprung) and therefore is not something that is electrifiable anyway.
 

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QUOTE (randolph @ 10 Oct 2008, 08:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have searched this site plus the main manufacturers and cannot find an automatic uncoupling system where you electrically activate the un-coupling ramp for standard RTR couplings.

Is there one or is it a case of scratch building my own?

Hello.
Try this. It might be what you are looking for.
http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.as...in&strType=
 

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Thanks everyone,I think that I will stick with the Peco ST271 - I've just got to learn to use it correctly - I think it's all the different makes of couplings that doesn't help - but that's another subject!

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