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Magnet couplers
« on: March 19, 2007, 09:55:41 PM »
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My Thomas the Tank Engine's magnet coupler can only pull one Troublesome Truck before it stops working and lets go.  But there are three Troublesome Trucks on the Thomas show!  I want to ask the forum if other people have the same problem as me, because I want to pull three Troublesome Trucks and I'm looking for a way to strengthen the magnet.

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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 10:07:25 PM »
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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 11:21:17 PM »
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My Thomas the Tank Engine's magnet coupler can only pull one Troublesome Truck before it stops working and lets go.  But there are three Troublesome Trucks on the Thomas show!  I want to ask the forum if other people have the same problem as me, because I want to pull three Troublesome Trucks and I'm looking for a way to strengthen the magnet.

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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007, 01:43:52 PM »
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When I had a similar problem with James, I used tape.

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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2007, 02:48:23 AM »
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I've seen James haul 14 of the troublesome trucks down Gordan's Hill.....ended up with tar all over his nice red paint. Toby made fun of him...
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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2007, 04:15:42 PM »
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Tom
I was cheching out some magnets used for slot cars 24th scale. These are VARY STRONG
and are used for keeping the cars on the track at scale 600mph. Check out hobby shops that have racing slot cars 24th scale.

http://www.scalextric.com/spares-6/magnets-round-rectangle-pk-5-c8427/product.html
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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2007, 04:20:04 PM »
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Boy, if only I could get my Athearn Challenger to go 600 smph!  Imagine the doppler effect on that whistle as it whizzes by! And just think how far the school bus in the grade crossing will fly!!;D



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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2007, 05:02:01 PM »
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Sounds like kitbash of a challenger and a TGV...

sort of like  shrouded TGV
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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2007, 07:29:26 PM »
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How about the magnets from a hard drive?  I literally got stuck to the washer once with one in my pocket; ruined a good pair of paints. :o
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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2007, 07:49:55 PM »
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This is no place for talking about your hard drive ruining your pants.... this is a FAMILY website!

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Re: Magnet couplers
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2007, 08:42:12 PM »
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This is no place for talking about your hard drive ruining your pants.... this is a FAMILY website!

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He didnt say he was sitting on the washer while it was running Lee!
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