Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

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Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

Post by TonyW » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:59 pm

Sorry for the late reply, I missed this...
Paul_in_Ricky wrote:
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Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

Post by LNR » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:49 am

A quick check of our local electronics store (Jaycar) reveals rare earth and Ferite magnets of various sizes, some with mounting holes.
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Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

Post by ge_rik » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:02 am

Magnetic jewellery clasps on eBay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181568440017

These are £2.49 for 10 or £7.99 for 50 - UK supplier

There are different styles available so might be worthwhile doing some more digging

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Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

Post by River Lin » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:09 am

Thanks guys.
I have been doing some digging around and have found a few that may be possible.
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Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

Post by River Lin » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:31 pm

Hi guys.
My Baldwin and train so far with magnetic couplings.
https://youtu.be/qvaU1HbW6eM
It was tested on my local model engineers outdoor track earlier today. The couplings are strong enough to stop the whole train if I hold back the last wagon. I am definitely going to get more to add to the three new wooden slate wagons that I have just cut the materials for. I wonder how many wagons I could pull in total before the train gets too heavy. The 1st truck is a scratchbuilt FR coal wagon in which i am going to house the batteries, receiver, sound card and speaker under a false coal load. The blue box in the second truck holds the batteries at present and a manual speed controller.
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Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

Post by LNR » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:49 pm

"It's not easy being green"
Very nice David.
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Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

Post by sjrixon » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:08 pm

Did you find a source of magnets for couplings?

Slate trucks look amazing, really must build a couple myself.

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