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Author Topic: Uncoupling Track/Ramp for Thomas  (Read 1932 times)
Len

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« on: October 19, 2010, 11:09:42 AM »

Are there any plans to produce an uncoupling track, or ramp that can be added to an existing track, for the Thomas couplers?? Or at least some kind of "wand" that is simple to use to uncouple cars??

We get asked this at the hobby shop where my repair shop is on a regular basis. I know there was a thread on making a ramp sometime last year. But that's not what our customers are looking for. They want something they can take out of a package, put in their layout, and it works.

Len


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Richie


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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 01:17:22 PM »

There's no plans for anything like that from Bachmann at the moment. However, Hornby in the UK produce the item you want. I don't know whether you'd be able to get it in the US though. Embarrassed
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Len

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 02:32:53 PM »

Richie,

Thanks for the info. To clarify, it's the customers of our train shop that are looking for the uncoupler, not me personally. And I don't think most of them will bother tracking down the Hornby unit when they're just looking for a "stocking stuffer" for their kid or grand-kid.

Len
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 03:39:06 PM »

The best one I have found (and use) is just a piece of 0.5mm brass wire glued into the end of a dead paint brush.



You just stick it between the 'loops' and lift up





Sure you sell these, and can make them for hardly anything Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 08:29:03 AM »


This is a Peco one.
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