QUOTE The diesels and DMUs are ok but some Hornby steam derail quite regularly. None of my German locos derail at all!
How common is this. The only issue I ever had was with a Bachmann Class 4MT when the front bogie kept coming off on a certain point. The answer was to not run the loco across that part of the layout.
The thing is Hornby and Bachmann don't deliberately design trains to derail, and surely they carry out extensive testing prior to putting a model into production.
And Hornby have their roadshow and their trains run for many hours each day and do not derail.
So lets have a definitive discussion on this subject.
Why do trains derail and how can you prevent this from happening?
Convince MRF members that it is the loco that is at fault and not some other aspect.
And what makes German steam locomotives stay on the track better than British locomotives?
German steam locomotives have smaller wheels and run more slowly as HO scale speeds are slower than OO so is this a factor?
Do German locomotives have bigger flanges than their British counterparts?