Micro-Trains Magnets Installed on Bridge

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by fifer, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Today I installed 3 uncoupling magnets on the 2 bridges going into my yard.

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    One is on a deck bridge and 2 are on a Kato double track bridge.

    To install on the Kato bridge you must remove the upper structure which is done by prying inward on the retaining clips from the underside and lift off. Once off you must snip off the lower (latching clip) from the clips. This will allow you to remove the upper structure when needed and yet replace it in indexing holes.

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    Then remove the decking and ties in the center of the track yet over 2 of the under supports (to hold up the magnets). The magnets are glued on the bottom with Walthers Goo and set in place and Micro-Trains coupler gauges are placed over them (to center and support the magnet) and allowed to dry for 24 hours.

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    After they are proven to function , you mearly set the bridge on the deck.

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    Mike
  2. CPR9100

    CPR9100 New Member

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    Looks great Mike i like what i see keeper up!!!



    Stevetrain97
    Blind Bay BC. Canada
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Good places for those magnets! The look completely inconspicuous on the bridge decks.
    Ralph
  4. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Ralph , I have been asked , Why There , and , Why Full Length.
    Well they are the only straight track leading into the yard and engine house and full length because they are not on the main , easier to hit and I use the MT1953 restraining springs on one axle of all my cars.
    Thanks , Mike
  5. jimbob005

    jimbob005 New Member

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    that water look like a nice bit of work mate
  6. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Jimbob , Here is another shot for you.

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    Thanks , Mike
  7. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Dam! That's a nice Concrete Levee you have there! Could you take a close up of that? that's really neat! :thumb:
  8. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Miles , This is a little closer and best I can do right now , Thanks for the kind words.

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    Mike
  9. MilesWestern

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    Coitenly (certianly) good modeling, fantastic idea, great painting, excellent execution!