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I am re-entering modelling after some fifteen years and finding myself well out of date.

I am planning a DCC HO layout with German stock for which I have received much useful advice from modellers on here. On my previous layout I used Kadee couplings as I like complete hands-off operation where possible. I plan to use them again but am at a loss to understand the Kadee literature.

Previously I used permanent magnets and they worked quite well with only a few unplanned uncoupling. I believe Kadee do an electro-magnetic uncoupler and, just to be sure, I mean one that is only operative when switched on.

Do Kadee sell such an item and if so, what do they call it; I'm baffled by their descriptions.

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Keith

Many thanks, just the sort of info I was hoping for. I had thought about trying one with a spring-loaded Push button that I kept depressed just long enough to uncouple. I did like the permanent magnets and am going to need several, my layout is all about shunting coaches.

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Thanks for the info. I've ordered one and will see how it works out with a spring switch. I think Kadee couplings are a great bit of kit, but I wish there was a version of their catalogue written in English English
 
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