What does one do ...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by IMRL393, Sep 22, 2001.

  1. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    Aug 8, 2001
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    ... with about a hundred (it seems) horn hook couplers ????

    There's just GOT to be a use for the little things - I hear that some people actually use them on their locos and rolling stock!

    'Course, being plastic, they could be used for fuel - maybe I should send them to California the next time they have a power shortage....besides, all sorts of strange things tend to migrate to that state....

    Any other ideas ??????????

    The pile is growing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do they reproduce ????!!!!????

    Soon it will be us or THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:
  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Jun 4, 2001
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    I'm sorry to hear about your infestation. Have you tried spraying the house? I don't know what you'd use...maybe a solvent...

    Maybe they could be melted down and recycled into something else...say little plastic American flags or soda bottles...


    P.S. - Two more things: (1) don't get them wet, and (2) whatever you do, DON'T FEED THEM AFTER MIDNIGHT!!

    P.P.S. - I've had similar problems with the little bags of screws that come in computer cases. There's almost always more than you need...and if you buy dozens of cases...their numbers just keep...GROWING.
  3. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    Jan 27, 2001
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    You might try to list them on eBay! One person's junk is another's treasure. Who knows, they might even sell. :eek:
  4. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    Jul 8, 2001
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    COUPLERS ????

    Fellas, I've been called crazy before, and other things, too, but I'll be able to keep this thread going for a while. As I've said before, I get the majority of my stuff at garage sales and private parties. Some come with KDs, very few, and the rest hook-horm. I've got too many to change over to KDs. I have a friend that does nothing but paint and detail cars and locos. I give him all the KDs and he gives me the h&hs. My reasoning, I have a lot of kids, Boy Scout troops, etc. and so when they handle, even gently, couplers break and/or fall off. I've got plenty, so I don't have to worry about it.
    I would love to change everything over to KDs, and metal wheels, and all that good stuff, but I have a joy all my own. NO!!! I will not give anyone the KDs I have, and I think I've got enough h&hs
    Anyway, I just wanted to put in $0.02 worth, but dang it, I could only make it a pennys worth. Can I take a rain check if by some faint, miraculous chance I think of something else? Thanks, I knew you were good guys.

  5. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Rainchecks are allowed only on the fifth Tuesday of the sixth week of the month.
  6. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Jan 14, 2001
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    Give them away


    I give mine to the local hobby shoppe. He gives me a small disconnount on Kaydee, my favorit couplers. He uses them to repair children's trains which the parents brings in and askes him to fix. Feels good helping out the youth!