Replica Carette drop-link couplings - Gauge 1
Our replica of the chunky Carette coupling with its distinctive drop-link.
Carette pivoted their couplings on small pins which they flattened at the lower end. This takes considerable force. Our solution is to supply a semi-tubular rivet with each coupling. This is hollow at the end and therefore easy to squeeze flat with a pair of pliers, giving a very good representation of the Carette method.
The Carette coupling is to be found on vintage products marketed by the original Bassett-Lowke company.