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  1. VegasN
    06-28-2016 12:40 AM
    Nope, never had one of those.
  2. time warp
    06-27-2016 11:46 PM
    time warp
    Hey, Ron. I got it too. Clicked on it to read but afterward it remained. ?
  3. Wood
    06-10-2016 09:12 PM
    Hi Ron, Thanks for posting, I enjoy your posts. Sorry to be late in getting back to you. I don't get many notifications and I just noticed yours a few minutes ago.

    You will notice on the bottom of the coupler there is a flat head screw. Run a single wire from the screw to one side of a momentary switch. (That is a push bottom switch that closes the circuit when you press it and opens the circuit when you let go.) From the other side of the switch run a wire to the 14v accessory post on your transformer. When you press the button you will be supplying power to that screw and activating the electronic magnet. You only need one wire with positive power, you do not have to hook a ground to this magnet.

    There are two problems. #1 Most of us run at 16-18 volts and the directions say to hook it up to a track clip. It is too much power for the magnet. I run a positive current wire from the accessory post at 14 volts to the momentary switch. Then run a wire from the other side of the switch to the screw on the bottom of the uncoupler #2 If you use an on/off switch and leave the switch "on" the magnet will melt the plastic shield and short out the coupler magnet. It must be a momentary switch. Push the button, uncouple and let go. It only takes about 2 minutes on and the magnet will start melting and then short out.

    Good luck and email me if you need anything else. [email protected]
  4. T-Man
    05-31-2016 07:25 PM
    Well the 8632 should have one. It is not made to be a big hauler. It is only a starter engine. Bull frog snot would be a better idea than gluing tires..One working tire does a lot.
  5. teledoc
    04-12-2016 10:37 AM
    Ron, I don't know if you revisit posts that you replied to, but I made a comment about your 1668 loco. If you get the chance, read it, and see if you can see what I mean.
  6. Big Ed
    11-30-2015 09:46 PM
    Big Ed
    You sure are taking your time.
  7. shaygetz
    09-28-2015 09:59 PM
    Found it...did you?

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  • About RonthePirate
    Admin on Pirate website, Lionel, Bachmann
    Retired after 30 years auto window tinter
    Scales Modeled
    O, gave the g scale to the grandkids
    I'm 67, retired, just found my railroad trucks again after many years
    Bullhead City AZ
    United States
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