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Anti Bounce spring

An annoying feature of any railway operation is when a train becomes separated and splits. Usually it happens at the most remote part of the layout.  Using Playmobil modern weighted couplers are not bad but they will bounce on rough track and become detached especially from the locomotive which on this railway does not have a hook.  The first experiment was to put an expansion spring to the body but this restricts the movement of the bogie.  The Mark II is to fit an compression spring between the hook weight and the bogie as a shock absorber to dampen the bounce.  Trials continue……

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