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  • I was testing a new version of a magnetic coupler from Lambert locomotive works. The coupler is not dependent on N/S as it spins in the coupler housing to orient itself. I wanted to test the draw on the magnets.
    Here are the results.
    Testing Lambert Locomotive works newest ON30 magnetic coupler - YouTube
    http://Testing Lambert Locomotive wo...pler - YouTube
    Additional information on the couplers can be found here. Magnetic Link and Pin Coupler Set, Mk. IV (lambertlocomotiveworks.com)
    They are really a novel idea if you want the link and pin look without the hassle.
    Last edited by BigLars; 01-09-2022, 11:12 AM.

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    • Larry,

      Very, very interesting.......

      Have a question for you, I am assuming that because they can carry a large load without decoupling that they are earth magnets. How hard is it to uncouple the couplers?
      Ron Newby

      General Manager

      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

      http://cvry.ca

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      • BigLars
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        Not too difficult. You can pull the cars apart or use a rix pick. I cant hold the phone and uncouple at the same time. I need a helper and Fluffy would be a struggle.

    • Larry,

      Cool! Better railroading through magnets.

      Scott

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      • Not bad but personally I like the ones Wiseman has better with a realistic pin. Can a makeshift pin be added to these?
        Philip

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        • BigLars
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          It could if you don't use the magnets. Not sure I'm going to replace a lot of the North American fleets couplers. My WW1 fleet will use magnets.

      • Great to see this little layout again! I'm all caught up and ready for more!

        -Cody

        BTW, I picked up a used Bachmann 4-6-0 the other day with the intent to re-gauge it to On3 when it occurred to me it's probably easier to switch out the trucks on my four pieces of On3 rolling stock... We'll see...

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        • BigLars
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          Cody, I bet it would cheaper as well. You might be able to regauge the on3 trucks. Glad to see you back at it.

      • Getting ready for the first show for this layout. Harrisburg o scale narrow gauge summer meet. June 10 /11.
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        • Looks good.
          Have fun at the show.

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          • Larry nice looking layout; should be a nice addition to the show.
            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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            • I'm sure it will be a hit Larry!

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              • Looks great larry. I'm sure it will be a huge hit at the show!!
                Jerry



                "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                • Larry,
                  I agree with the others. I love this layout!

                  Scott

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                  • Thank you all for the positive encouragement. I hope to see some people from here at the show.

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                    • Look great except the typo on your esto rella letters.
                      Philip

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                      • BigLars
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                        yikes - just fixed it
                        Last edited by BigLars; 23 hours ago.
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