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Title: uncouplers that work with magnet
Post by: hgcHO on May 05, 2008, 12:01:36 AM
Are there replacement couplers that work with magnets for Thomas and/or the cars?

HGC


Title: Re: uncouplers that work with magnet
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 05, 2008, 01:03:45 PM
Are you talking about the toy cars with the wooden track?
Because then you should just call the service department, or buy a new one.


Title: Re: uncouplers that work with magnet
Post by: hgcHO on May 05, 2008, 03:56:12 PM
The ones that run on HO electric track.

HGC


Title: Re: uncouplers that work with magnet
Post by: Guilford Guy on May 05, 2008, 05:27:58 PM
They are called knuckle couplers, and no.


Title: Re: uncouplers that work with magnet
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 05, 2008, 05:46:50 PM
I checked, nope.


Title: Re: uncouplers that work with magnet
Post by: sour rails on May 10, 2008, 05:25:45 PM
     It would be possible, but the couplers will have to be metal.  All the couplers' magnetic poles will need to be the same facing the track.  Since like charges repel, you will need the same magnetic pole for the track facing up toward the magnetic couplers.  However, it is too complicating for manufacturers to make their products compatible with all the other manufacturers.