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by ChrisMitchell
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Electromagnets for AJ couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 6755

Re: Electromagnets for AJ couplings

Thanks Nigel and Martin. Definitely sounds like I should end up with plenty of magnets - I think l will need two on the longest siding, but then may not need one at B.

regards, Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Electromagnets for AJ couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 6755

Re: Electromagnets for AJ couplings

Thanks everyone for the advice. next question is where to put the electromagnets assumnig I try AJs. Here's the trackplan of my little layout - West End - all of 1.5m long West End.jpg The simplest as far as I can see is electromagnets at A and B which allow for runnning round a train at the platfor...
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Electromagnets for AJ couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 6755

Electromagnets for AJ couplings

I've reached the conclusion that as I get older, switching to some sort of autocoupling is inevitable, so I thought I'd have a go at using Alex Jacksons (anyone recommend anything else??). Are there any recommendations for electromagnets which can be readily purchased. Everything I've read talks abo...
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Coupling pole for scale couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 14686

Re: Coupling pole for scale couplings

William I had a few attempts with brass lace making pins. As I understood the orginal article the shape of the hook is bent in 3 dimensions. I struggled to get the bend of the hook (bend C in the diagram) in a different plane to the other two bends. In the picture below bends A and B are also into t...
by ChrisMitchell
Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Coupling pole for scale couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 14686

Re: Coupling pole for scale couplings

Thnaks for this info. I've got a full set of MRJs, so I dug out the article and had a couple of attempts - I failed miserably of course. I'll think I'll adopt Geraint's method - a quick go with a piece of bent brass wire seemed to work. Of course the proof of the pudding will be at Scaleforum with m...
by ChrisMitchell
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Coupling pole for scale couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 14686

Coupling pole for scale couplings

Any advice on the best type of coupling pole for use with 3 links and screw couplings? I've tried using a piece of bent brass wire attached to a small torch, but I'm sure that a little more sophisticated shape to the hook may work better. Does anyone have any suggestions for improvements? Thanks, Ch...

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