Dave’s been in touch with more on the thorny issue of magnetic couplings:
just bought some of those Hunt magnetic couplings again, but these are the Elite, a new batch with square magnets each end that can be fitted either end of the rolling stock.
The older ones used to only work with different ends after they had been matched up (as explained in the video ), its a subject that is never solved with some saying the Kadee or the D type are all better than one an other.
After this trial I think the same there is non which I can say are 100% best.
Some pics and of course I have shown a few trains running.
(If you’d like to see Dave’s last post, his loft railway is here.)
Over the years there’s been a few posts on couplers:
Here’s Paul’s magnetic coupler.
And here’s Peter’s take on Kadee couplings
And Alan came up with a very clever solution without using magnets at all:
That’s all for today folks.
Please do leave a comment below if you’ve got something to say on these couplings – I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Please do keep ’em coming – it’s all rather thin on the ground at mo.
And if today is the day you decide to get started, I suspect you’ll love the Beginner’s Guide.