55849Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Turnout Derailment
- Mar 1, 2008Andy,
What Garth was describing is a wheel gauge problem. A lot of marklin stock
has problems going through MT turnouts. The wheel gauge on Marklin is slightly
narrower than MT. When you roll a single car through the turnout, watch
carefully to see if there is any disturbance. Even a slight one. A single car can
often set itself back on the track. Multiple cars have the additional force
of the car ahead pulling it and further lifting it off the track.
In a message dated 3/1/2008 1:28:50 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Thanks for the response to my question, but I'm not sure I understand
what you mean by the "back to back on the Marklin wheel sets." Let me
also give you some additional information. I have a variety of Marklin
American freight and passenger cars. If allowed to roll through the
turnout alone, every car will make the turn smoothly. If coupled
together in any conceivable combination, the second car will always
fail to make the turn because of what you describe as a wheel pop.
Any additional thoughts?
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