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 Posted: 24 Sep 2017 09:21
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Dave C

Joined: 12 Nov 2016
Location: Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 84
Just a quick update. Given how many loco's we have available on Setforth Junction it was a while before one loco was used, and it stalled terribly on the curve. It was one if not the best runner we had on the layout ( Hornby Fowler 2-6-4).
Investigation revealed that as the loco went round the curve the wheels were sliding to one side of the chassis causing the pick ups to lose contact with the wheels. Didn't happen on the 'flat' curve at the other end of the layout (all visible running curves on SJ are minimum 36" radius).
Given the loco had never been serviced it provided the impetus to do so. So if trying superelevation I would recommend getting the whole fleet to run round it before ballasting, and clean up all electrical contacts if stalling occurs before worrying about whether it's the superelevation.
Dave C