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An Overview Of Kadee "Delayed Action" Uncoupler placement on a small Fiddle yard.
Kadees "Sam The Man" Covering Delayed & Non Delayed Uncouplers.
| This is Sam The Man's comments on the difference between Delayed & Non Delayed Magnets.|
Kadee have two types of uncouplers in HO delayed and non-delayed, the #312 is a non-delayed Uncoupler. It is narrower than the delayed Uncoupler magnets so it only opens the couplers just enough to uncouple them but not wide enough for the delayed position. “All” of Kadees other magnetic uncouplers including HOn3, HO, Sn3, S, On3, O, and large scale are all “Delayed” uncouplers. Delayed uncouplers are wide enough to open the couplers to the delayed position. This means that as long as the couplers are over the magnet, you can push back into the open couplers and they will not recouple or lock up.
The recentering is now “delayed” and the “thumbs” (non moving part) of the coupler heads are pushing into the open coupler keeping the knuckles (moving part of the head) from closing and locking up. As long as you have continual pressure against the couplers you can push the uncoupled cars anywhere on your layout.
Kadees "Sam The Man" Covering Fitting Magnets To Kato, Marklin & Bachmann Track.
|I’ve had quite a number of request about mounting magnetic uncouplers in track attached to pre-made road bed. Mounting a between the rail Uncoupler is really no different now since we’ve introduced our code 83 #322 Uncoupler where you no longer have to cut into the ties to mount our code 100 #321 into code 83 track. |
The main issue is mounting our #308 under the ties Uncoupler in pre-made road bed. I’ve mounted our #308 under Kato, Bachmann, and Marklin C track (road bed) and only had to do a bit of trimming and fitting. Remembering that the magnetic flux is stronger on the outside edges of our uncouplers.
If you have to trim more than 1/4” off the outside of the #308 you should cut a strip out of the center and use the two remaining outside pieces. On the Kato and Bachmann track I simply trimmed just enough to fit the #308 flush to the underside of the road bed. I bevelled the top edges to fit better against the inside taper or shape of the particular make of road bed. I then used a thin coat of glue to hold the magnet in place. Once in place the steel intensifier plate fit under the road bed without modifications.