Magnet Replacements for CBS

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Re: Magnet Replacements for CBS

Post by Oldent » Sat May 28, 2016 2:42 pm

Thanks for the links :!:

I rarely use magnets. I am always interested in seeing what you make :)
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Magnet Replacements for CBS

Post by jchunick » Sat May 28, 2016 2:08 pm

I've been measuring the magnets used in my CBS because I'm working on some resin pieces that should go nicely with it. This is the list of magnet sizes I've put together in case anyone has lost some magnets and needs to replace them (or, like me, wants to craft some accessories):

The magnets used are called neodymium disc magnets. The first value is the diameter of the cylinder. The second value is the thickness of the cylinder. All the diameters are easy to get, but some of the thicknesses are harder as I haven't had any magnets in those pieces fall out. On some I'm guessing based off the overall thickness of the piece.

chimneys: 10mm x 5mm (the magnets stick out a lot so I think a 3mm thick magnet would work fine)
roof platforms: 10mm x 3mm
signs: 10mm x 5mm (?? based off how far some stick out... I would probably use a 3mm thick magnet)
large tapestry: 10mm x 3mm (?? based on overall thickness)
small tapestry: 8mm x 3mm (?? based on overall thickness)
mounted dragon head: 8mm x 3mm (?? based on overall thickness)
shield and crossed swords: 10mm x 3mm (?? based on overall thickness)
shelf with bottles: 8mm x 3mm (?? not sure, but based on the magnets used in other pieces)

The strength of a neodymium magnet is graded and then given an 'N' rating, usually between N35-N52; the higher, the stronger. Typical grades are N35, N42, N52. The higher the grade, the higher the price per unit.

Here's an eBay search link for 10mm x 3mm neodymium magnets:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=neo ... m&_sacat=0

Here's an eBay search link for 8mm x 3mm neodymium magnets:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=neo ... m&_sacat=0

Here's a North American supplier:
https://www.kjmagnetics.com/products.asp?cat=1
Shipping will be a lot faster, but probably cost more. You can, however, buy in lower quantities.
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