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Mar 8, 2013 - Periodical News

UPDATE 2: North American Railcar Corporation Announces High Performance MagnaLock Brake Lines


UPDATED March 8, 2013: Demand for our new MagnaLock Brake Lines has been extraordinary. We have had over 50,000 customers visit our site since they were announced. Orders continuing to be placed in large numbers. We are producing more as quickly as possible. With the extremely high demand, we will not be able to fill all orders for some time. We have already received and are shipping out our second run of these currently. PORTERS Members receive priority on orders to be filled and all PORTERS Member orders will be filled before non-PORTERS Members.

For The First Time In ANY Scale

North American Railcar Corporation has taken prototypical model detail to the next level with the first automatic brake line system for model railroading available anywhere in any scale. Today, at the All Aboard 2013 Model Train Show in Saskatoon, hosted by the Prairie Rail Workshop, we introduced our new High Performance MagnaLock Brake Lines. Developed for existing North American Railcar Corporation rolling stock, they may also be applied to rolling stock and locomotives from other manufacturers.

It looks like the real thing, it couples like the real thing, and most importantly, it uncouples like the real thing. Available initially in HO Scale, with N Scale and other scales coming soon. The NARC High Performance MagnaLock Brake Lines are available in 10 Pair Conversion Kits, and are available exclusively through Pacific Western Rail Systems.


  • Can be retrofitted to virtually any car or locomotive, regardless of manufacturer
  • Compatible with Kadee and other popular couplers
  • Hoses made of rubber for authentic appearance and flexibility
  • Hands-free operation - connects and disconnects like the real thing
  • Reversible, automatic operation regardless of orientation of car or locomotive
  • Available now in HO Scale and coming soon in N Scale and other Scales
  • Available with future releases of North American Railcar Corporation products

Installation instructions, downloadable instructions and an instructional installation video are included on the product listing page.

Close Up Look At The Brake Lines:

Now see them in action!

See how to install them:


Patent & Trademarks pending, all rights reserved, OEM license terms upon request

Some of our more YouTube savvy customers may be aware of jlwii2000. For those of you who are not, he is a very active model railroader who reviews many of the products he uses on his layout. We sent him some of our new MagnaLuck Brake Lines for his review, and he has posted a very favorable YouTube review of them. You can watch it below, and go to his channel and check out some of his other reviews, they are very informative. 

The North American Railcar Corporation High Performance MagnaLock Brake Lines were developed on a club size HO Scale layout using rolling stock and locomotives from a variety of manufacturers. As a result of this work and the preparations for launch of this product, selected modelers have seen these in action and applied them to their own equipment. The results have been overwhelmingly positive and even before the official launch, more than 2,000 pairs have been sold. With this in mind, demand for these will surpass the supply initially. Orders will be filled on a first ordered, first filled basis.

PORTERS Members: Remember all North American Railcar Corporation product purchases earn PORTERS Points & Manufacturer Credits good towards the PORTERS Only products in the PORTERS Club Lounge. These include among others, the following:

Not a PORTERS Member yet? If you have not heard about the many benefits or our PORTERS Account System and would like to learn more, please click on the box below to request additional information. One of our staff will contact you by telephone or e-mail regarding PORTERS. There is no cost, no requirement to purchase and no pressure to order. Please keep in mind that response may be delayed due to increased numbers of requests for information around product announcements.


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