Hands free bogie decoupling

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  1. Wombat

    Wombat Sir Combat Full Member

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    Hey everybody,

    As the title suggests, I'm about to start working on my fiddle yard and/or rolling stock work shop section and I'd like to be able to decouple locos and rolling stock without touching it.

    I'm currently using knuckle couples, I'll have to grab the brand later to show exactly.

    Appreciate any help/guidance,

    Wombat
     
  2. Davoetype

    Davoetype Full Member

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    Have you viewed Gormo's tutorial on knuckle couplers?...seems to be just the thing.

    Cheers

    Richard
     
  3. Sol

    Sol Full Member

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    I thought Gormo's threads dealt with hook & chain and modified Bachmann tension lock couplers....
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I think Gormo has covered other versions as well Sol.
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Sol is correct lads,
    I have tinkered with Tension Locks, re the Brian Kirby method and now 3 Link Chain and Hook system.
    I have no knuckle couplers or Kadees in my repertoire but I`m sure someone will jump in with the appropriate knowledge.
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Twas Gary and myself that looked a Kadee's

    Here's the link for one

    Kadee uncouplers
     
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    Wombat Sir Combat Full Member

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    Thanks team,

    So rare earth magnets are the way to go?

    Not sure where to get those, will they effect the locos or DCC chips?

    Wombat
     
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    Sol Full Member

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    The magnets in tracks do not affect locos or DCC chips/decoders otherwise the loco magnets would affect chips/decoders.

    I got my rare earth magnets off Ebay
     
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