Author Topic: Lionchief Plus diesels derail on 036 fastrack switches  (Read 125 times)

john2017

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Lionchief Plus diesels derail on 036 fastrack switches
« on: April 16, 2017, 07:26:57 pm »
I just bought two lion chief plus diesels.  One Santa Fe and one Union Pacific GP.  Love the trains but am so frustrated as each time they go into a fast track 036 curve the front truck goes into the curve fine while back truck wants to go straight and details. Lionel says not heard of this problem.  Sent a smitch to them and sent it back and told me to grind the frog?  Switch is a few months old and not sure why I would do this.  Anybody have this problem?  Thanks for the help


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mtfrizzell

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I saw this fix for switch problem exactly like your the other day https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tZvcxr9BURA


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john2017

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Thanks I have tried this and sent the switch back to Lionel.  No luck.  Seems to be a problem with others too


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I also just had this issue with a GP20 LC Plus engine on a 036 switch. It only occurred coming into the switch.  The switch was located coming out of a 036 curve.  I put a piece of straight track between the curve and switch and also performed the adjustment as noted above on the you tube video. It appears I have solved the problem as it has not derailed since. This was a left hand switch and only had problems with this one engine. I have right hand switches installed in curves without issues so I don't know why.  This occurred with two left hand switches in this same location because I thought it might be the switch.   Hope this helps.

 

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