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PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« on: February 23, 2013, 08:34:15 AM »
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See the rest of the story here: http://www.pwrs.ca/announcements/view.php?ID=7440

Interesting idea, but we'll see how well they are accepted by the community.  First in HO scale and then to N and others. 

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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 08:49:23 AM »
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I think they're cool.
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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 08:52:51 AM »
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Awesome.

But... to be honest, IMO it's just a bit incongruous that this giant tree-trunk descends from the heavens to uncouple the couplers.
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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 11:00:50 AM »
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That was in a Kalmbach MR book from 1965 "764 Helpful Hints for Model Railroaders"
on page 4 [1-32] by Jack Flynn. Shows there is not much new.

Pity they don't use the magnetic uncoupling feature of the couplings.

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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 11:24:55 AM »
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Problem will be PWRS/NARC has a pricing structure that's not very friendly to the wallet of someone in need of bulk purchasing such a product for installation on a fleet.
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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 11:34:47 AM »
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Very cool.

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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 11:35:08 AM »
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That's pretty neat. I won't be using any, though. I wonder how far the uncoupled car(s) will be dragged along before the magnet is overpowered and the cars separate in N scale.


Hmm... what happens if
the cars are pulled over
an uncoupling magnet...?


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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2013, 11:52:56 AM »
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When they carry REAL compressed air and operate the brakes, let me know.... 


Just kidding - this is kind of cool, but I cannot see myself wanting to deal with this...


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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 12:14:49 PM »
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It's neat idea, but I wonder how they will react to the under track magnets.
Will they be pulled to one side far enough that they will not come back together?

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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 12:21:21 PM »
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Problem will be PWRS/NARC has a pricing structure that's not very friendly to the wallet of someone in need of bulk purchasing such a product for installation on a fleet.

This.

Sad to see PWRS get hold of this.   That just means it will never be practical price-wise assuming they do get a patent on it.

So I'll probably be dead before it comes to the masses.
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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 01:22:16 PM »
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While it's a neat idea this is where I say that this is a "bridge too far" for my modeling interest..... but a neat idea lla the same.
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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 02:16:22 PM »
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Awesome, can't wait to try this out in N.  Lots of innovation coming out of PWRS, Prairie Shadows and other Canadian companies. 

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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 03:33:32 PM »
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That's pretty neat. I won't be using any, though. I wonder how far the uncoupled car(s) will be dragged along before the magnet is overpowered and the cars separate in N scale.


Hmm... what happens if
the cars are pulled over
an uncoupling magnet...?


I was wondering about that myself.There has to be SOME kind of reaction to the magnets over an uncoupling magnet,and with really free rolling cars,it just HAS to drag a single car along without uncoupling.It may work in HO,but in N,I kinda doubt it..

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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 07:44:04 PM »
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I would think you need to forgo the use magnetic uncoupling in order for these to work. Cut the trip pins off to get rid of the extra hoses and use a pick like in the video.

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Re: PWRS/NARC Has Magnetic Air Lines Coming....
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 09:16:47 AM »
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It's neat, but flighty.
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