Saturday, February 23, 2013

Update on Self-Coupling Air Hoses

In January, I wrote about how Cameron Foodikoff of Fairway Park Models  in B.C. had started manufacturing and selling self-coupling HO scale brake/air hoses. 

Later, I interviewed Cameron about his cool creation.
Now Cameron's business has gone a step further; today (Feb. 23), North American Railcar Corporation, a division of Pacific Western Rail Systems, has announced it is selling Cameron's self-coupling air hoses through its new High Performance MagnaLock Brake Lines. The cost is $24.98 U.S. for ten pair.
The hoses, which Cameron developed for existing North American Railcar Corporation rolling stock, also work on rolling stock and locomotives from other manufacturers.

Currently, the hoses are only available in HO Scale. But PWRS plans to bring them out in N scale, too.

Already, PWRS has received orders for more than 2,000 pairs--it sounds like a hit with modellers!
As for Cameron, he won't be selling them anymore. Which is a good thing, since his small business (one person) couldn't keep up with demand. PWRS came along at the right time, it seems--for Cameron and for everyone else who wants the self-coupling air hoses.

For more information, and to see a video of the hoses in operation, visit the PWRS website.  To read instructions on how to use the hoses, click here.

Click here to learn more about David W. Davis, and the history of this idea.

Disclaimer: I have no financial interest in PWRS.

1 comment:

  1. Nice Post!It's all are new technology and we can use these pipes in any where.These pipes used in various places like machinery engines, Air Hose Coupling equipment etc.