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Allan70
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Silly mistakes.

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Hi, I have been building my 6x4 N Gauge now for a few months and preparing it for DCC. I have now started the exciting part of making and adding the scenery etc. However, yesterday I put a loco on the track and with the old DC controller I ran an engine to see how the track performs. This is the silly mistake that I made, As the loco went over the points it derailed checked the points and thought hang on those points are brand new and I can not see a problem. So time went on, and I could see no reason for a derail. Then I noticed that at the end of the platform and by the side of the points I had installed some nice looking fencing. AS the loco came on the points is where the fence stopped, The loco was hitting the fence and derailing, so after quite a while I found the "stupid " mistake that I had made the fence was too close to the track.
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I think We've all done something Similar in the past. Just one of the things that makes the hobby interesting. It would be a bit boring if everything worked worked out right first time
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Not silly at all. I once glued down a length of platform too close.
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I always believed regular ba**s ups were compulsory. :?
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mine will start when HM 6000, arrives. Ordered to keep my mind active. This Blue tooth thingy is a mystery to me, and probably will remain so. Its the locos i feel sorry for. They wont know whats hit them.
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I guess we've all had experience of things fouling against lineside structures.

Mine was one of my longest coaches catching the ladder of a signal gantry when using the curved crossover in my station area.
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Ah! One of the first things we read is make sure the longest locomotive/carriage/rolling stock can safely travel around the track.

Then a derailment, we blame the locomotive. It must be, because everything else runs smoothly.

Proving that what we read, we sometimes ignore. :oops:

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Trouble starts when you buy an even longer loco or carriage.
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