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    Default Adding Magnet System to Intermodal Containers

    In the past I would use double sided tape to hold my container stack together on my well cars, kind of a pain. I thought coming up with a magnet system can't be too hard, so here goes.

    I found 100 round 10mmX2mm magnets on Amazon for less that $10. Next a trip to the hardware store where I piked up a sheet of 8"x24" 22 gauge sheet metal, also under $10.

    I cut a strip of sheet metal 8" x 3/8"
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    Next I cut them into 3/4" pieces.
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    Glued 3 magnets to the base.
    Note - Walthers containers have two ridges running along each side, I used a hobby knife to shave these off, the bases are fairly soft so it wasn't difficult.
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    Glued three plates to the inside top of the container.. These don't have to be pretty..
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    And Ta Daa..
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    Note, I used Loctite Power Grab for my glue because that's what I happen to have handy.
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