Magnet

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN1, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Any ideas how to make those magnet (between the rail) stronger or better without drilling, wiring, soldering or using an electical generator hooked up to the magnet:D

    If the magnet was stonger, then uncoupling would work better, no?:confused:

    Then, where can I get some magnets:confused:

    Thanks
  2. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    Wish I could help you. I had ordered decoupling magnets from Micro Trains twice and received a confermation order on both. Following up with an E Mail was a lost cause. After the first order They returned E Mail saying they have no such confermation number. The second and third time I E Mailed them got no response.

    The magnets I ordered are supposed to be hidden and to make them stronger, just double them up.
  3. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    That's a great idea:D Double the magnet!!

    Thanks
  4. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Wasn't there an article not too long ago, Model Railroader, maybe, on how to beef up the magnets - seems like it involved messing around with the end plates or something.
  5. Paul Davis

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    If you want a really strong magnet find an old hard drive and take it apart. The magnet in them are super strong. I have one which, while I don't use it for uncoupling, used it to find screws in the drywall when I moved the wall. I was able to reuse the drywall and save some money. I also have another one which I use to stick the newspaper to the fridge so that I know where it is.
  6. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    In the computer hard drive?

    Wow?? Never thought about that. Thanks for the idea!