Derailments on curves

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admin
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Derailments on curves

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Posting for Doug:

Why does my engine always come off the track at the start of a curve? Everywhere else is fine.

The curve looks fine and is a snug fit on the staight rails, yet it still comes off.
Bobfilipiak
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Re: Derailments on curves

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Most likely the track is out of gauge or the curve is to sharp with no transitioning.
Bob Newport News, VA
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Re: Derailments on curves

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I suggest buying the appropriate track gauge from NMRA (National Model Railroad Association): they are not that expensive and are invaluable, not only for track but for the wheels on locos and cars. Even though they come with written instructions, watch the NMRA Youtube video on how to use it.
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