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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.

  • acousticco
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    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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    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.

  • Philip
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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?

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  • CNE1899
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    Larry,

    Cool! Better railroading through magnets.

    Scott

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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.

  • elwoodblues
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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?

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  • BigLars
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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; 2 weeks ago.

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  • CNE1899
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    Larry,
    Cool little train, made me smile!

    Scott

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  • BigLars
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    I have never had a derailment on this layout. I'm sure I just jinxed myself.

  • BigLars
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    Mount Blue Models and a bunch of details.

  • George_D
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    Good thing you have reliable track and rolling stock with that large drop off to the right of the train.

    George

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  • Philip
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    So cool ,Who made the carriers on the Kadee logging trucks?

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  • Philip
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    Yep rightly so Rich!

    Philip

  • BigLars
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    I finished off this little train on Saturday. I hated to do it but it now has a new home.
    Last edited by BigLars; 12-06-2021, 05:51 PM.

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