We’ve sold these ceramic magnet dots with 1/8″ hole and the related chromed head nails for decades. Then a customer mentioned they work great for repairing vintage Brio Trains! This, I did not realize. I did know they were often used for toys but forgot about the Brio trains.
This means you can build your own small toy train and use these magnet dots with holes. Use the nail to hold it in place. The chromed nail is important because the ceramic magnets are a bit brittle. After all, these magnets will get smashed together much more than your magnets on the refrigerator…
You can also use these for trailers for toy trucks. They will have to be on the smaller side, though.
It’s possible you will need drill a 3/16″ hole into the head then glue a short piece of dowel into the hole… then wrap that dowel with something like paper or cotton balls or anything, really… then press down the candle cup down (large hole down). Glue both together. I’m not sure if glue alone is strong enough unless it’s purely a display piece. I may do a project with these items in the future for fun. I will post the results!
The other candle cups are not as impressive but I’ll show them to you so you can see what they look like. Click on or hover cursor over each picture to read the comments – specific model numbers for each. Yeah, some of the candle cups are wayyy too small but showing them anyway. The one with the #1059 candle cup is a good one – similar to the Beefeater one but smaller candle cup.
#20A wood people peg with a #146 mini bean pot candle cup as a hat.
#20A wood man people peg with a #1058 bean pot candle cup as a hat.
#20A wood people peg with a #145 wood candle cup as a hat. Tiny and stupid looking…
#20A wood people peg with a #1059 mini candle cup as a hat.
Now for the last one… I used the wood tulip candle cup for this one. Another variation on the Beefeater theme! Or a soldier… Up to you.
I will be posting more like this for each wood doll peg style. Keep an eye out for these later posts which may include actual drilling and gluing.