ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 16, 2019, 10:46:50 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  General Discussion
| | |-+  problem with small wheels carriage on the steam loco staying on the track
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: problem with small wheels carriage on the steam loco staying on the track  (Read 1170 times)
wayneeumc

View Profile
« on: June 30, 2007, 09:42:07 AM »

I bought the set containing the 4-8-4 steam locomotive. Almost from the start I have had problems with the lead carriage of 2 small wheels staying on the track. I got another set from Bachman and installed them but the problem still exists. What do you suggest?
Logged
SteamGene

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 10:00:09 AM »

First of all, it's called the pony truck.   Grin  There are several possibilities.  If the pony truck has a spring, remove the spring and try running it that way.  Next, or maybe first, make sure the wheels are in gauge.  Next, or again, maybe first, is their a pattern to its derailing?  If so, the problem is track, not wheels.  Next, check how tight the pony truck is screwed to the bottom of the locomotive.  If it's too tight, it won't track.  Tighten it down all the way and then back off about one turn. 
Gpod luck.
Gene
Logged

Chief Brass Hat
Virginia Tidewater and Piedmont Railroad
"Only coal fired steam locomotives"
Bojangle
Guest
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007, 10:05:51 AM »

Wayne:
Check the HO section for a thread I started called "2-8-0 Pilot Derailing".  It appears you have a track problem, and there is a lot of relative information in the other thread.  Feel free to jump in  and give more information on your problem.
Bo
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!