A while ago I started thinking about precise uncoupling points for Isle Ornsay, and where to place the magnets so that the Greenwich couplings would operate at the required locations.
Only when test fitting a magnet for trials did I realise that the standard magnets supplied with Greenwich couplings don’t fit between sleepers on the new Peco ‘mainline’ 009 track. So, I started a thread on NGRM to discuss potential options, some included cutting the sleeper webbing and moving the sleepers apart to fit the magnets – a practical solution if I’d not glued the track down, but used the more traditional method of track pins.
So, I began looking at substitute magnets which would fit in the available space between sleepers. After a quick google I came up with MOD7 offered by www.first4magnets.co.uk. This fits neatly in the space between sleepers, and isn’t too thick to protrude above sleeper level.
After installing two magnets a little testing followed, and it seems that they operate adequately. These will now be installed around the rest of the layout.