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59012Re: Help Please

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  • Todd Shoffeitt
    Nov 30, 2008

      I am going through the same problems with uncouplers now as I am
      building my layout. I bought four sets of the Micro-Trains 921
      magnet uncouplers and they are junk, not enough magnetism to move the
      couplers. I'm trying to revive them, but not having much luck.

      I am trying something else, using neodyme slot car magnets, small bar
      magnets, on either side of the track. My one installation using
      these in my yard has worked pretty well. I have a picture of them in
      Z Central Station. I'm going to try these on a couple of sidings to
      see how they do, and I'll let you know. Micro-Trains or Kadee,
      whoever, does make an electromagnetic uncoupler for N scale. It is
      quite large, and you would have to have a big hole under your track
      to install it, but a couple of people have tried them with some
      modifications and they have worked.

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Jones" <zclubgb@...> wrote:
      > Hi All
      > Thanks for the comments but the reason for wanting electric
      uncouplers is on the new layout I have a three road single ended coal
      yard and I will be shunting 18-20 coal wagons in and out and if the
      couplings are static it can be a real pain coupling up and drawing
      the train back out
      > over them
      > Cheers
      > Graham
      > ZClub(GB)
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Glen Chenier
      > To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 7:37 PM
      > Subject: [z_scale] Re: Help Please
      > --- "Elizabeth Hayes" <ehayes24@h...> wrote:
      > > if you are using micro-trains couplers, you don`t need electric
      > uncouplers,
      > > just magnets
      > >
      > >
      > > >From: "Graham Jones" <zclubgb@f...>
      > > >I am a long time Z head but just getting into using Microtrain
      > couplers
      > >Does anybody know of a producer of electric uncouplers suitable
      > > >Microtrain couplings Please
      > Watch for an article on home-made handheld magnetic uncoupling
      > for MT couplers in the next Ztrack.
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