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Author Topic: Peco wagon de-railing  (Read 563 times)

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Offline AdyDnt

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Peco wagon de-railing
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:21:38 PM »
I have just bought a couple of ďFordĒ liveried box wagons and find they derail on tighter curves while been shunted. Watching closely I think this is due to the lack of sideways movement of the coupling. Has anyone else had this problem ? What remedies is there ?

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Re: Peco wagon de-railing
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 02:31:08 PM »
Can't say as I've had that problem :no: I have loads of Peco wagons and they sail round my branch line 9" curves being pulled or pushed. Do they derail at the same position each time and, if so, is there a poor track join/change of track code at that point?

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Re: Peco wagon de-railing
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 04:33:58 PM »
Also check wheels are rotating freely. Sticky wheels can result in wagons being pushed off track on bends.
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Re: Peco wagon de-railing
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 05:50:50 PM »
Looking at the wagons as they roll slowly it looks like the wheels are egg shaped, Iím thinking new wheels and a little weight may cure the problem.

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Re: Peco wagon de-railing
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 07:40:02 PM »
@AdyDnt Please let us know how you get on as it's a problem rarely, if ever, reported.

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Re: Peco wagon de-railing
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 08:59:36 PM »
Well it is a Ford.....  :D
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Re: Peco wagon de-railing
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 07:26:52 PM »
Luckily Iíve been able to adjust my track which has helped a lot but the wheels are still egg shaped so I think Iíll still replace with some metal ones.

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Re: Peco wagon de-railing
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 08:42:28 PM »
The  N Train axle sets fit nicely into Peco wagons, being of similar total length.  I have converted all of mine.  While Peco's wheel plastic does seem better than the really old Farish, both for rolling and gathering clag, metal will improve both.  It is worth the cost - which for N train's product  is very fair.

 

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