Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Kato Intermodal Container Tip!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Thanked 4,688 Times in 1,347 Posts
    62 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Kato Intermodal Container Tip!

    If you model intermodal and have Kato containers, sometimes the bottom magnets tend to come loose from their clips, resulting in no magnetic connection between containers. Sometimes the loose magnets even can slip out of the container and become lost forever.

    You can easily fix this by opening the container via lifting up the roof lid, moving the top metal plate out of the way and applying glue over the bottom magnet to keep it secure - make sure the glue touches not just the magnet, but the container floor on both sides of the magnet and/or the plastic securing clips as well. I used Elmer's Clear glue, but regular Elmer's White glue will work just as well - it's inside the container so it won't be visible anyway. After applying the glue, replace the top metal plate and roof lid. Do this for all your Kato containers and the magnets will never come loose again!

    Attached Images Attached Images

    Metro Red Ln (Metro Red Line)
    Under the streets of Los Angeles

  2. The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to MetroRedLn For This Useful Post:

Similar Threads

  1. Topless Intermodal containers & blue container contents
    By NSNYSWFAN74 in forum Intermodal
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 22nd Nov 2021, 01:03 AM
  2. Canadian Pacific New Intermodal Container
    By DrifterNL in forum Class I Railroads
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18th Mar 2018, 05:08 PM
  3. History of the Intermodal Container - Article
    By MetroRedLn in forum Intermodal
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29th Jun 2017, 02:06 AM
  4. N Scale Intermodal Container Compatibility Chart
    By MetroRedLn in forum Intermodal
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22nd Mar 2017, 04:59 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 7th Feb 2017, 02:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts