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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: RAILSPLITTER on December 12, 2017, 02:06:14 PM
Check the gauge of all the wheels since you said it derailed in random spots .That tells me it is not the track. If it keeps derailing in the same spot .That is a track issue.

Jon


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.