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Title: derailment at switchs
Post by: GRZ on February 17, 2011, 01:22:05 PM
  I'm still trying to find my way in this new world! well over 70 and new to this button way of conversing, I just read that someone was having problems with a loco passing a switch  and derailing, I had a problem with the selves that are covering the CDC wires[ there are two on each wire] would catch in the point and stop all forward motion in a instant. I slid them back and forward and glued them there.problem solved.. I may get brave and snip them off when I find they have no real use! Griz


Title: Re: derailment at switchs
Post by: Jim Banner on February 17, 2011, 04:07:07 PM
Those sleeves are mostly decorative, serving to keep the wires in neat bundles.  If they are causing you trouble, you can take them off - the trains will still run without them.

Jim


Title: sleves on dcc wires
Post by: GRZ on February 17, 2011, 05:16:18 PM
  thank you Jim. like Iaid a bit nervous on this knew stuff. I go back 65 years in rail roading , im just now wakeing up things thats been packed away long long time.wow what a change in engines,im likeing this new stuff... thank you again.grz


Title: Re: derailment at switchs
Post by: richg on February 17, 2011, 06:28:52 PM
I used a quite small pair of scissors the have a long narrow set of cutters to slit these plastic sleeves. I then coated the wires with black liquid vinyl which stiffens them slightly and they look like hoses.

Rich