11065Re: Electromagnets and microtrains magne-matic couplers
- Oct 8, 2002Sounds like a great idea, Stuart. Here's another possibility that
might be mechanically easier to build. Instead of a lever up into
position, how about a simple push-pull rod with the magnet on
the end of it. The magnet can be slid along simple guides into
The 'off' position could be either in or out but I would suggest
pulling the rod so that the magnet is in the "on" position. Most of
us would prefer to have rods and levers pushed as close to the
layout board as possible to avoid snagging them.
--- In z_scale@y..., Stuart Firth <sfirth1@p...> wrote:
> It does strike me that there is a reasonable alternative that I
> as yet seen discussed in this particular 'forum'.
> That is the use of relatively small permanent magnets (for the
> of un-coupling) physically manipulated to be where they are
> What I mean is to attach said magnets to a lever system that
> up into an active position when they are needed to perform
> intended task, and then drop away when un-needed.
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