FIRST4MAGNETS | Applications

Model Railway Magnets 18/02/2021
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Creating A Model Railway Coupler With Magnets

Ever wondered how you can successfully couple and decouple your model railway carriages whilst they are in transit? At FIRST4MAGNETS we receive a ton of phone calls and emails from model railway enthusiasts asking how they can use magnets to enhance their models! With an abundance of enquiries regarding magnets and model railway couplings, we decided to create our very own solution to recommend to our model railway enthusiasts! Searching across the web can produce a handful of tutorials on showing how you can use magnets in your railways to... Read More

Stop light seppage with magnets 16/02/2021
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Wakey wakey, rise and shine – How to fix light seepage with magnets!

Everyone loves a good nights sleep, and there is nothing worse than when this is disrupted, especially if it is from light seeping through your curtains at 6AM! Sleep plays a vital role in everyone’s life, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. It can also help improve mental/physical health and helps support a healthy brain function to make you more productive throughout the day. So why let the things like your curtains get in the way of this? Especially since this can be... Read More

Artwork display Magnets 12/02/2021
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Using Magnets & SteelFlex® To Display Artwork

Painting, printing, sketching, these are all amazing skill to have. However, the finished result can take a very long time. So once you have completed your pieces you are going to want to hang them up, aren’t you? Your work is your pride, so why would you want to use pins and hooks that could damage your work in the long run. Well, we recently heard from one of our customers who created the perfect solution to end all damaged artwork! The customer who sent this is is an artist... Read More

10/02/2021
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Revolutionise Your Warhammer With Magnets!

Ever heard of Warhammer? Warhammer is an extremely popular game which is played across the globe and small Neodymium magnets are being used within their small models more than ever! At FIRST4MAGNETS our experts receive a vast amount of calls and emails from our customers regarding utilising small magnets within their Warhammer models. By using small Neodymium magnets in Warhammer models, it allows for the models to have detachable components. So if you are a fan of Warhammer or want to learn more, carry on reading to see how one... Read More

08/02/2021

ATTACHING THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER

Your leg bone connected to your knee bone. Your knee bone connected to your thigh bone… You get the gist. Magnets are commonly used as a teaching aid or taught in science at high school. They can also be used to attach and hold things into place, and this is exactly what a science teacher has used our magnets for. They used our magnets to connect their demonstration dummy’s body parts together. Originally the dummy was connected together with plastic pins, which kept snapping and breaking. They were looking for... Read More

28/01/2021
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Stopping Light Seepage In RV’s Using Magnets

We are often questioned on how people can stop light coming through their RV’s, especially during the summer months with early sunrises. We had recently heard from two of our customers who were looking to solve this issue. The solution to this issue – creating their own magnetic blinds to kick out the light! Like many RV and campervan owners, our customers had a true passion for motorhomes and emailed in some great photos! Light seepage is a common problem that many motorhome users run into. Manufactured and fitted with... Read More

27/01/2021
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Attaching RV awning with magnets!

There are multiple methods for securing an awning to your RV, campervan or motorhome depending on your style of fixing. Most of these include C rails, J rails and gutters primarily for diverting rainwater. However, most of these fixtures require additional attachments such as clamps, poles and bolts! Plus if you do not have rails installed on your RV, it can become a costly job to get them installed! An alternative that most of our camping customers settle for is magnets! One of our customers approached us informing that they... Read More

20/01/2021
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Keep the chill out with magnets!

As the colder winter months draw in, the temperature drops, and frost in the Northern parts of the USA start to appear, the winter weather can make your home colder than normal. With temperatures falling, our experts are frequently asked about winter-based applications. In particular, how can I achieve a warmer home with secondary glazing and magnets? If you are unaware, secondary glazing provides a more cost-effective solution to double glazing and is something that you are able to install yourselves! Continue reading if you would like to se how... Read More

14/01/2021
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Using Magnets In Model Aircrafts

Magnets have been extremely popular in the model and craft world. Particularly, we have lots of craft and model making enthusiasts asking our experts about model magnets, as they are easily hidden within fixings whilst providing a sturdy hold. In fact, one of our customers got in contact with us to show how they used our magnets in one of his model aircrafts! They had demonstrated how they used our 6mm (0.24″) diameter x 0.5mm (0.2″) thick N42 Neodymium Magnet – 0.2kg (0.44lbs) Pull in their Hawker Hurricane model aircraft.... Read More

17/12/2020
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Never lose a page again!

If you have ever lost your bookmark when half way through a great read you will know just how annoying it can be. Yet, this is something so easily avoidable with a magnetic bookmark and by making your own you can personalize each one to your own taste. Or, they make really fantastic gifts for your friends and family – especially at Christmas. A magnetic bookmark is normally made out of a single piece of material or card which is folded in half and slipped over a page or pages.... Read More