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Hi Guys,

I am a forum newbie. This looks like a fun bunch.

I have an old late 1940's Lionel set that has a remote control electro-magnetic decoupler. I am not sure how to get it to work? The solder joint on a connection failed but even when i jimmy it together it doesn't want to de-couple cars. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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While on the topic of decouplers, can you hurt the engine/tender if you use the decoupler any other time not in neutral?
 

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Two items come to mind. To uncouple you start an electro magnet. The demise of many uncouplers is the heavy fingers for keeping the button down at high throttle. That is where the danger is . An electromagnet wouldn't hurt the engine or tender when passing over.But you wouldn't want to operate the decoupler for a long period of time.
 

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Do you have a picture of the wiring inside the remote control buttons? A friend had re done the wiring, but he is not sure that he has them correctly done.
 
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