Accident Prevention

Robin Matthysen Apr 18, 2000

  1. Robin Matthysen

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    It finally happened. A loco and two cars fell off the track onto a concrete floor from a five foot height. Fortunately damage was minimal. A couple of broken couplers. Now I am nervous to run large trains through the pass of the Seven Sisters. This accident happened inside a tunnel. A car further back derailed and the loco was pulling on a curve and the force pulled it off the track. The track bed is about five inches wide through the tunnels. Do I rig some kind of safety net or what! Any body have any thoughts on the matter.
    Thanks
    Robin
     
  2. Catt

    Catt Permanently dispatched

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    Robin,How about putting a low retaining wall along the edges of the track bed.
    You could possibly angle it outward so that anything that derailed would simply layover on it's side.

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  3. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  4. Robin Matthysen

    Robin Matthysen Passed Away October 17, 2005 In Memoriam

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will do as you suggest as it sounds simpler than rigging a net. What a wonderful way to get different ideas. Model Railroaders are a great bunch.
    Thanks
    Robin
     
  5. BC Rail King

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    I operate on a layout with a small retaining wall, boy has it saved my back more than a few times!

    However, you may not want it too too high as getting your hand in can start to get interesting.....

    Dane N.



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