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Author Topic: Uncoupling magnets for use with Kato track  (Read 355 times)

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Uncoupling magnets for use with Kato track
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:30:03 PM »
I want to use Kato track but be able to fit the metal peco  uncoupling strips to my models. Any advice or anybody done it?

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Re: Uncoupling magnets for use with Kato track
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 11:40:31 PM »
Moderator Comment Please note that this reply is from moderator Railwaygun, not Bealman. I accidentally hit something on my phone which I couldn't undo! Apologies!
do you mean the Peco PL-25 Electromagnetic Uncoupler And 16 Lift Arms N Gauge?

with these

https://peco-uk.com/products/lift-arms-pack-of-32

the peco magnet is poor - an NGF search on remote uncoupling found:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=11886.0

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10456.0

Unitrack do a magnetic strip uncoupler so no power needed - use dapol unishunts/Kadee for best results

https://www.traintrax.co.uk/20032-64mm-magnet-uncoupler-track-p-280.html

set up a small test track and try out the options - nothing is v expensive and you can sort out what suits you ie electromagnet vs magnetic, and how to sort the couplings out / replace them.

hope this is helpful

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Re: Uncoupling magnets for use with Kato track
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 12:15:44 AM »
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Re: Uncoupling magnets for use with Kato track
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 01:15:35 AM »
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Sorry, guys. I dunno what I did... I was in the hospital waiting for a scan. That may have had something to do with it - radiation and stuff  ;)
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Re: Uncoupling magnets for use with Kato track
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 01:48:42 PM »
The method I have used on Lofthole works brilliantly, if I say so myself.   A sliding permanent magnet on a stick, that comes up into the void in the Kato track.  Ill try to find the link.

Here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=14792.30

Reply number 37 is the link to the four videos showing the system in action
Reply number 42 shows the operation of the magnets and tubes

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