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TomPM
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Posted - 08/23/2005 :  1:48:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
The track is down in the garden and the trains have begun to run. There have been some problems but nothing I havenít dealt with in HO before.

One problem we have is with a gondola that keeps derailing. Upon inspection I can find nothing obvious wrong with the car. However, I was carrying it along with a reefer I noticed how light weight the gondola was. I checked with the NMRA recommended practices regarding car weights but I did not find any for G-Scale cars.

From past experience with gondolas and flat cars in HO I know a car that is too light tends to derail on curves. Since this gondola is behaving the same I am thinking that this might be the problem.

Does anyone have any recommendations?
Tom
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Edited by - TomPM on 08/23/2005 1:50:00 PM

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/23/2005 :  2:24:25 PM  Show Profile
Throw some 1:1 rocks in it and if that solves the problem you know to add some permanent weight.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/23/2005 :  2:24:25 PM  Show Profile
Throw some 1:1 rocks in it and if that solves the problem you know to add some permanent weight.


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