I have encounterd a frustrating problem. I am in the process of
building a small shunting lay out using Kadee's. I have converted a
small batch of mainly Bachmann goods wagons to start me off. Last
weekend I have installed a couple of under-the-track magnets.
Everything works fine apart from one thing. When I go really slow over
a magnet, the last wagon in a rake uncouples and gets left behind.
After careful observation I have concluded that at this low speed, this
last wagon is pulled slightly forward by the magnet (or actually it is
the axle that is attracted by the magment) which releases the tension
on the couplers and the whole thing uncouples. If you go faster, the
magnetic pull is slower than the train so everything is ok. The other
connections in the train are not affected because the magnetic force is
only strong enough to pull one single wagon forward, hence only the
last wagon is affected. This, at least, is my theory. Have you
encountered similar problems? Any solutions? Thanks in advance.
- posted 15 years ago