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I found with many of the new Hornby Gresley coaches, Pullmans, Staniers and Bachmann Mk1's derailments were quite common on my code 75 layout. This didn't happen with my US stock so I decided to get a back to back guage and compare it with my NMRA standards guage. I found the that by adjusting the wheel back to back the same as I would for US stock and the derailments disappeared. I still get the odd one but it's a piece of track I know I've laid badly.

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QUOTE (theakerr @ 9 Jun 2007, 10:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I run a mixture of stock but all with upgraded metal wheels and used to get lots of derailments at both code 100 diamond crossing and double slips. By changing to code 100 i have elinated this problem. If I was starting again I would go code 75 all the way
 

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I don't have my NMRA standards book with with but if you go to
http://www.nmra.org/standards/consist.html#standards

you should find what you are looking for.

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QUOTE (alastairq @ 11 Jun 2007, 04:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>which is likely why I have achieved some indifferent results, running-wise, over the years, re-cycling old peco points where I thought it 'didn't matter?'

does anyone know if the peco code 83 points [for the US market] have different dimensions at the crossings?
 
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