Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Wandering / Traveling Caboose

From the Wandering / Traveling Caboose thread on n-scale.net, the is my video entry:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Revisiting N-scale Container Magnets

I've created a "how-to" video where I discuss using neodymium magnets (Neo magnets for short) in my n-scale containers. It's useful when they're in the double-stack cars, and keeps them stuck together rather nicely. Yes, I know there are others out there using the 4 magnet method. With my method, I'm using just 2 magnets per container and save about $0.28 per container. It does add up if you have a lot of containers!

Now, I don't have any 20 foot containers at the moment, so I don't know how this method will fare when I do obtain a few. I'm thinking I forgo the paper strip and allow them to be free to rock and roll where ever they want. Since all 20 footers reside in the bottom well only, I can have the container riding on top attach to one of the 20 footers on the bottom.

We'll see!
Stay tuned ...