I have been away from the hobby over 30 years and much has changed. Now, with retirement, I am putting together a backwoods logging road with a couple of Shays and planned to build my own 40' skeleton logging cars from steel (for weight) and wood with Archbar trucks but I am bewildered by the huge array of couplers! I will need couplers and pockets and like the idea of the "delayed magnetic" couplers but there are still so many options that I don't know what to buy.
Being retired, price is a factor and I would like to build as many cars as I can for the dollars spent on couplers and trucks.
What is the best coupler for the money?