Re: newb question: how to fix an unruly truck on marklin flatbed car.
I took your idea and tried some 600 grit sandpaper (mostly because I had some lying around and still dont have an x-acto knife). It didn't get the truck moving as free as the rest of my set but it seems to be good enough. I have been running the set forwards and backwards for a few minutes now and have had no derailments. This is a huge improvement considering I couldn't get the flat car to make it around the track at all before (and all I have is a 16" x 21" oval).
I would like to thank everyone for their help and ideas.
David your site looks very interesting and I will be visiting it frequently. I will need to get a few more sections of track because the layouts on your page are much more interesting than my simple oval.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mark2playz" <mark.markham@...> wrote:
> You might want to try a bit of folded over 600 grit sand papper. Its really cheap and less of a chance of a tool slip damaging the car.
> --- In email@example.com, "theredone79" <eruby79@> wrote:
> > David,
> > you were correct. It looks like there is some flashing on the mushroom part. Now I need to get a sharper (smaller) knife. My woodworking chisels are a little too big to get at this thing.
> > Thanks for your help.