What do you do with a block of balsam wood and some like magnetic strips? If you’ve put your boy through cub scouts, the first thing you might think is, “I know. We’ll build a race car for a soap box derby”. Well, the principle is the same, but if that’s what you have in mind, you might have a difficult time deciding what to do with the 24" long flat pieces of wood, the plastic angles and the magnetic strips. How about a train that floats above its track?
Dowling Magic Bullet Train is sold as a kit for model builders, you can shape, paint and decorate your own train, then build the track that will send it hurtling along on its own magnetic power.
Polarized magnets are what create the propulsion for your own Magic Bullet Train. The kit comes complete with magnetic strips for the train and track. Although it also includes three ring magnets and a wooden dowel to demonstrate the theory behind opposing and attracting magnets, you don’t have to worry about creating your own magnetic energy. The strips are already correctly magnetized to levitate. All you have to do is build your own train and track, and the raw materials are all there, cut to size and ready for your artistic hand.
You’ll have hours of fun shaping, designing and building your train and even more fun watching it operate under its own power. Of course, there is also a side benefit. You may be the first family in town to have its own maglev, placing you at the top of the list among those who are in the know on the most advanced equipment.