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Link to Bar

Link to Bar Adapter with its clip, the link coupler,
the bar end of the locomotive 
    Adapter resting on the link with clip
sitting on top of the adapter

Adapter clip seated holding the adapter in place      Adapter attached to the bar


The Link to Bar adapters have been designed to work with bar coupler locomotives as they were originally designed. The bar on these locomotives should be free of all nicks, scrapes, scratches, rust, corrosion, paint and all imperfections. If you choose to polish the bar, a 600 grit (or finer) sand paper should be used.

Note: These adapters are height sensitive. This means with the adapter installed on its coupler, and with the adapter placed over the bar, the bar should barely touch the under surface of the adapter between the bar restraints.

The adapter is designed to hold the bar in place so the adapter cannot move vertically.

The bar should be parallel to the front or back casting to which it is attached.

Caution should be exercised if force is required to get the bar parallel as the casting where it fastens to the steps may break. A very light coat of oil should cover the bar. This will allow the adapter to slide more freely and keep the bar from rusting.

To use the Link to Bar adapter (Fig. 1),

place the adapter on the link coupler with the horseshoe clip resting on top of the adapter shank(Fig. 2),

press the clip down until seated on the adapter shank (Fig. 3).

The clip will hold the adapter in place on the link. Drop the end of the adapter over the bar (Fig 4).

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