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Forum topic by MrsN posted 06-08-2009 09:03 PM 4417 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrsN

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06-08-2009 09:03 PM

I was considering making a toy train for my son. Most of the commercial trains have rounded magnets that hold the cars together, this allows the train to turn corners and still stay together.
I have not seen any magnets like this around, do any of you know of a place that might have them?
Thanks
Mrs N

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Toolz

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 09:27 PM

You could try to magnetize appropriate sized ball bearings?

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 09:35 PM

You could use these
http://www.supermagnetman.net/index.php?cPath=43

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Damian Penney

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 09:36 PM

Or these http://powermagnetstore.com/acatalog/Cylinder_Magnets.html

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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MrsN

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 09:51 PM

Thanks for your help. I must be having a bad internet day, I looked for a website for a long time and you responded with two sites in a half-hour.

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#5 posted 06-08-2009 09:56 PM

Lee Valley sells some half-sphere ones too which might be easier to mount and slide on each other

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=45088&cat=1,42363,42348&ap=2

-- Ed

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#6 posted 06-09-2009 03:03 AM

More magnets in any shape than you’d want to shake a stick to:

Rare Earth K&J Magnetics
SuperMagnetMan Magnets
MAGCRAFT® Neodymium Magnets
Gaussboys Super Magnets

Don’t thank me, thank the slight OCD side on me that helps me keep a perfectly tidy Bookmarks folder in Safari. :o)

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#7 posted 06-09-2009 03:17 AM

Look for rare earth magnets in the size that you need

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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