stupi question???

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by roch, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. roch

    roch Member

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    Has anyone besides me put lead weights in a couple of their train cars? Someone told me to do this when I bought my first set up to keep the trains from tipping off the track. All it did for me is slow everything down and come to a complete halt on any incline. wall1

    Roch
  2. MidnightRR

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    Adding weight is not the right solution to a derailing problem, in most cases.

    What kind of cars? Where do they derail? All the time?

    Some details will help solve the problem.
  3. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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  4. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    Thanks for the NMRA link rogerw, that's what I was looking for.

    Jacques
  5. roch

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    They do not derail. Some one just told me that when I bought my train set.

    Roch
  6. ozzman

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    Adding weights to locos can help with track adhesion and control slipping, especially when starting or going up grades.
  7. roch

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    Ok I figured it would mess up my loco and I can not afford a new one.
  8. Jim Krause

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    As with most things in life, there is too much, just right and not enough weight. Hence the NMRA recommended practices.
  9. MidnightRR

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    "Someone" didn't really give you good advice.

    If the cars aren't derailing, then remember: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."