Dave Ware's Electromagnetic Loader

Dave writes: "The Electromagnetic Loader is a neat model. With the help of Bruce Hansen's hints in the Model Gallery, it is easy to make. The action of picking up and dumping loads should keep a son or grandson interested for more than 30 seconds. I was using hex nuts as a load, but got tired of picking them up from the floor, as some bounced off the outlet chute and flew in all directions. Adding 3 more sides to the end of the chute solved the problem. I used an old Lionel 2 button unloader/uncoupler as a control box."