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I just converted a williams scale baldwin ten-wheeler to TMCC and railsounds, and I noticed that the magnet that activates the reed switch gets stuck to the metal piece that holds the pickup roller on the tender. I glued a wooden dowel between that piece and the truck side frame to try to prevent this, but the wheel keeps getting stuck and preventing the chuff sound from happening. Is this a common problem with these upgrades?  I'm wondering what I should do.

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Rod, he's getting a 1/32" thick magnet, I'm sure Dallee doesn't have anything smaller.  I venture to say, they probably get their magnets from a place like K&J Magnetics.  The bonus is K&J will be MUCH cheaper than Dallee for the magnets!

The magnets Dallee sell with their reed switch are: 0.2 Inches x 0.12 Inches X 0.05 Inches, $15 with a reed switch.

K&J has ten of them for $1.10, 1/8" in diameter and .032" in thickness.

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