So I’ve got more Lionel auto loader cars  than I can shake a stick at... but I got tired of the autos rolling around and almost coming off the cars while the train is in motion.  Time to come up with a solution.  Magnetic wheel chocks!  I went to Office Depot and found these tiny powerful magnets. SKU#400047:


They come in a pack of 18.  I put four on the top deck and another four on the bottom:457EB350-29F6-4491-986A-17E8F6F3E88D

They work great and are only $6 for 18.  The awesome thing is that they’re barely noticeable and the autos stay put.  No more rolling around!288C8F5F-5ECD-46C0-8D71-DFB525681AF0

Note... use a tweezers when placing these magnets.. they are little buggers and have a mind of their own!


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I gave up on the cars decades ago and squeezed some die cast in them that barely fit. So they can't fall out, but aren't "right".  It made "bricks" out of them at near 800grams too.

...actually good for more throttle, which means good for more smoke

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"


"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.


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