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Hi,
Back into model railways after about 20 year gap.
So, rapidly buying what i couldnt afford as a teenager!

Bachmann new to me, but I am impressed by their detail, motors, slow running etc.

Class 20s - great

Class 66 / 37s - no so great, they dont like even 2nd radius curves - now, Hornby Class 50, 59, 60 etc they take them all in their stride !

Does anyone else suffer from this problem ?

It does seem to me that in general flange depths have reduced since the 1980s - which seems to cause more derailments, but like I say, the larger Hornby locos all run the curves without any problem.

Guidance appreciated !
 

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must be my track laying then !

like i say, they are superb models - but i just need to be able to run them !
 

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I have 3 Class 66's and they all "complain" on my 2nd radius tail chaser test track.

They don't derail but you can hear clicks as the bogie turn round the tight curves.
This could be due to 2 of them having No.36 Kadee's fitted directly to the body and the fairing fitted. But the 3rd doesn't have this yet and it's much the same.
 

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I have now replaced a section of the 2nd rad curve, and tidied up a bit.

The 66s will run round.

The 37 still wont.

All of them suffer over points [Hornby express] - whilst again, the Hornby Co Cos dont suffer.

Very frustrating ! I may end up selling the Bachmann stuff !

I have a 158 DMU which again is temperamental - but a great model.

I WILL PERSEVERE
I WILL PERSEVERE
I WILL PERSEVERE
 

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QUOTE (rs4 @ 5 Jan 2007, 16:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I WILL PERSEVERE

Sounds a bit like Some Mothers do 'ave em - Everyday in everyway I will get better and better!!


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John
 

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Hello rs4

Could it be wiring snagging on the bogie when on or approaching full lock?
I had a Bachmann 57 derailing and found it to be the four wires which go to the front lighting
they are supposed to run parallel but one was crossing over the other which was fouling the bogie movement.
Another was a bachmann 66 which turned out to be the red/black pick up wires.
Here is bachmanns body removal link if you need it.
http://www.bachmann.co.uk/body_removal.php4

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Jeff
 

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Thanks v.much.

I will have a look - it has soured my railway revival to be honest.

You spend a load of money [3 by 66s, 3 by 37s] and you have difficulty running the things.

I've even gone to the lengths of replanning for a 3rd radius curve etc.

It also makes me wonder: when I was a kid from say 5-15 i didnt have these problems, and you can guarantee my track laying wasnt the best then - so, now I am nearer 40, you'd think it would be better!
 
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