Magnetic Product Description:
This ferrite cylinder magnet has a diameter of 10mm and a height of 10mm. It has a magnetic flux reading of 1789 Gauss and a pull force of 382 grams.It is identified by the AMF magnet part number 11030.
Uses for our ferrite cylinder magnets:
TOOT! TOOT! All aboard! When it’s time to play these ferrite cylinder magnets, 10mmx10mm, come out in force and find their way onto, into and around many toy train set assemblies. As a fastening method that is permanent and removable, safe and secure, reliable and reusable these little cylinders are just the ticket.
Seated in wheel and brake systems of model trains magnets ensure the smooth delivery of mechanical power. These magnets are also deployed to secure components of the locomotive, carriage linkages and help join sections of the rail track. Pieces of the boundary fence can be joined by magnets posing as hinges allowing for simple and secure configurations with failsafe coupling and decoupling at an intuitive pull force.
Train set platforms, water tanks, guards, tea and fruit sellers can be secured in place with ferrite cylinders embedded and repositioned securely when required. These permanent magnets drive and regulate the small motors that provide the propulsion for the locomotive, the rolling stock and the platform lights.
Attached to the locomotive, disguised as just another moulded plastic component, these cylinder magnets can trigger a reed switch housed in the rail track work to allow the train assembly onto a different section of track. The magnet on the locomotive can be overridden or over powered by the proximity of a more powerful magnet near the reed switch, a function the operator chooses by prompting a model track worker to shift the position of the more powerful magnet 15mm or so.
The approaching magnet closes an electronic circuit via the reed switch once the more powerful magnet has been levered away and switches the track configuration. Once the hidden magnet has passed on its way the reed switch reverts to its former position, reverting the track alignment to its previous configuration. That is until the operator chooses to subject the reed switch to magnetic force and change track again.
Ferrite cylinder magnets are widely used in the manufacture of games requiring magnetically held objects such as travel chess sets and other board games. Also used in car audio systems as they suppress high frequency noise in electronic circuits.