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Title: 2-6-0 derailing.
Post by: Frogger on February 16, 2017, 02:36:27 PM
Pilot jumps off in various spots almost random.

Will a stronger spring help?  If so where can it be found?

Thanks for the help.


Title: Re: 2-6-0 derailing.
Post by: rogertra on February 21, 2017, 09:19:43 PM
Pilot jumps off in various spots almost random.

Will a stronger spring help?  If so where can it be found?

Thanks for the help.


Quite the opposite.  I remove all truck springs.  Improves pulling power slightly as well.

What brand of track do you use?

Cheers

Roger t.



Title: Re: 2-6-0 derailing.
Post by: Frogger on November 27, 2017, 12:19:31 PM
My 2-6-0 as well as a friendís derail invarious times and random spots.  Added weight removed springs change springs.  Is the middle driver riding up causing the problem


Title: Re: 2-6-0 derailing.
Post by: Trainman203 on November 27, 2017, 05:13:11 PM
Check the track where it derails.  Run a fingernail over the location.  See if there is a misaligned rail joint or a rough spot that is snagging the wheel flange.  File smooth as required.  Check the wheel gauge too.


Title: Re: 2-6-0 derailing.
Post by: Joe323 on December 07, 2017, 10:14:36 AM
At one point I grew tired of this and removed the front pilot altogether making an 0-6-0 which ran until I had to send the unit to service for unrelated repair and they replaced the pilot.


Title: Re: 2-6-0 derailing.
Post by: Trainman203 on December 07, 2017, 01:18:12 PM
Does it run ok now?


Title: Re: 2-6-0 derailing.
Post by: Trainman203 on December 12, 2017, 02:42:25 PM
And also make certain that the wheel set is rotating all the time.  Iíve had them hang up randomly and that is an invitation to snag on a rail joint.