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66069Re : [Z_Scale] Main line uncoupling

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  • de Champeaux Dominique
    Jan 16, 2011
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      Basically you have two possibilities:
      -using a permanent magnetic uncoupler mounted on a hinge in order to allow the magnet to be positionned 90° from the track. You can use a remote controlled model aircraft teleflex (the one that links flight controls to servos for example) in order to control the system.
      -using an electromagnet. Myself I'm working with two Kadee #309, basically done for HO. After difficult beginnings I managed to be able to operate them on my Z scale layout, by only using the external plates and not mounting the internal ones on the uncoupling assembly kit. 
      But you're right, one should not use permanently mounted permanent magnets, because it's unavoidable you'll experience parasite uncoupling. Initially I did this on my layout and obviously I came to that conclusion.

      --- En date de : Ven 14.1.11, mark2playz <mark.markham@...> a écrit :

      De: mark2playz <mark.markham@...>
      Objet: [Z_Scale] Main line uncoupling
      À: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Vendredi 14 janvier 2011, 18h00


      I'm building my first module to the Z-bend spec. While they don't comment on a main line uncoupling track, it seems to be inappropriate to use a permanent magnetic on a module main line. I was wondering what others are doing for the magnet couplers.


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