Hint & Kink: Derailments

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by kf4jqd, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    It's been awhile. Here's a post. On my main line 1, my Bachmann 2-8-0's have been derailing. Looking very closely and using an LED flashlight. I saw a track nail stickup a bit. I removed the rail and the locomotives do not derail anymore. I guess you need to watch out for that. This hapend to my N scale layout. I suppose it could happen to any scale.

    Andy
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    A good heads up that will save many of us from tinkering needlessly on the locomotive! :thumb:
    Ralph
  3. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

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    It goes without saying, Andy. Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. We either nail the track too tight and pinch the gauge - or we leave a nailhead too far exposed, both of causing us grief with "unexplained" dereailments. I guess that is what keeps us young. Having to keep using our brain cells to analyse these problems!!! :mrgreen::mrgreen: It was always so simple to just blame it on the lazy LPB's that work on our track.:mrgreen:

    At least you didn't have to rip up the section and relay it.

    Good tip on the use of the LED light :thumb: