I hate it when this happens

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by SAL Comet, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

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    Bumped a car and it fell off the track, off the edge of the benchwork, and took the other eight cars and the loco with it. :curse: :curse: :curse: No major damage, a few broken couplers and mad as hail. :mad: :mad: :mad: Good thing the floor is carpeted.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    :( :( :( You ever notice that cars will uncouple on their own..... Until you WANT them to!!!!! :( :(
  3. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

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    Ya know Mikey, I was thinking the same thing. Murphy's law I think?
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Nice to know I'm not the only klutz here! :D
  5. ak-milw

    ak-milw New Member

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    I think that has happened to just about all of us at one time!:eek:
  6. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

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    yep same boat here too...but I drove mine off the layout knew I sould wire it dead at a lift when it was open :mad: :mad: Rich
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Yep, been there, done that!
    Ralph
  8. rcwatkins

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    Been there, done that, and will happen again. That's life, but sadly Walgreens can't help us here.
  9. hoyle

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    Now if the trains are HO when they fall they will brake.
  10. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    Well, Scott!! At least you know they go DOWN the incline!! :eek: ... now... do they get back up it!!

    ....... and we've all done it! Doubt there is anyone that hasn't! :curse:
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Read Decemebers E-Mag Crew Quarters.....
  12. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    I have had entire trains derail and fall off on the concrete floor!!! I have learded a lesson. I have "walls" now around the edges. My next layout will have plexity glass on the edges.

    Andy
  13. Sir_Prize

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    Plexiglass... Doesn't just keep'em out
    ...keeps'em in too.

    Club layout... Scale 2 mile long tunnel in the back loop... we had 4 inch pillow foam under there. Works ok, except if they hit right. Then they bounce into the wall.
  14. dhutch

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    yeah, i have wall al arounf my layout, or else the track work is a long way from the edge!

    - my brother sill managed to nose-dive my Grafar tender loco and 6 coaches of the end of siding - he miss read the points (AGAIN) and went off the end at full power, taking the buffers with him over the wall and off the edge

    - fortuanatly it landed onto a cushioned chair, and the only damaged was a bent loco/tender bar, which straightened nicely after a releaved my brother of the £5 the a new one would have cost!

    daniel
  15. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    I once had a train derail and take about 5-7 cars down with it and the only thing wrong with the locomotive was the couplers broke off, nothing wrong with the cars though.
  16. ausien

    ausien Active Member

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    To all the members of the ss clutz; move over and save me an ore...for I am a fully paid up member of the crew..:curse: :mad: :oops: :oops: :D :D :D :D
  17. SAL Comet

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    Steve, It looks like we have a full boat on this one. Someone scoot over.
  18. Oldmax

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    :oops: :oops: :oops: I have a friend that dropped three engines & 27 cars off a trusell 36" high what a pile up! "G" Scale I was running A stanz ,one with Sound & Smoke it quit chufing I Looked around to see it going under water in the gold fish pond.I ran over reterived it from pond shook water out then let dry for about a week put back on track it ran fine & is atill runing after 3 years. So it happens to all of us.
  19. capt_turk

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    I think my locos having been playing with the model F-14 while I'm asleep. They sure think that they can fly.
  20. LIRR

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    I loaded up five or six bachman train set quaility hoppers with woodland scenics ballast and sent them up a grade as a "Work extra". At the top of the grade the track was a bit warped (Go go unfinished basments!") and this caused the horn-hooks :oops: coupled to the engine to come undone....and well they went down that grade and took that 18'' curve at the bottom like a square peg in a round hole, ballast everywhere.

    God I hated that layout. Too big, poorly planned and zero operational use (hey i was like 9 at the time and i wanted a big layout.)