Your reaction to Derailments

Geep_fan Mar 10, 2013

  1. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Candy, I believe that may have been the cause of the original derailment....ya think?
     
  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Hmmmm... DWI? Derailing while intoxicated?:question:

    Having a beer after the derailment isn't bad, though...
     
  3. Junkyard

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    At least the Tootsie Rolls are safe!
     
  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  5. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Russell, do you think you may be running your trains a little too fast, huh?
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Warp Speed Captain.
     
  7. Doug A.

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    Ha, that's good stuff! I almost did that exact thing with an Athearn F59PHI that went into rocket mode while my throttle lost its way. It was more of a "glancing blow" or I'm convinced it would have gone through the drywall.
     
  8. TJS909

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    First reaction. OH SH&T. then clean up on aisle 4!!!

    Hey SH&T good name for a new RR! lol
     
  9. bremner

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    my layout is small, my reaction is to remind my kid (or me) that you need to align the switch first!
     
  10. BarstowRick

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    To bad Russell but I honestly thought you had a completed model railroad. Nothing like having flying locomotives. Does this make you an official member of the flying diesel corps?

    LOL "OH SH&T: Good one Tom.

    This may or may not be good news: To late on the name there Tom. I built a layout for a former boss of mine. When he, (my former master), walked in to see it for the first time, the first words out of his mouth, "OH $#!+"!!! Thus, the O&S train layout came to be. It really is a three rail O gauge and two rail S scale layout but has nothing to do with having named the layout. Grin!

    Get up this way I will check with the new manager/owner and see if I can show it off to you.

    I never did get to finish it. Seems his family needed the monies dedicated to my salary.... more then he needed my help. All good things must come to an end sometime and no good deed goes unpunished.:oops:
     
  11. wsorfan4003

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    Woah Guys!! Adult beverages?? Not all of us are at a legal drinking age lol! :teeth: If I get a derailment, I stop, look at it for a few minutes, hope it magically fixes itself, then fix it.
     
  12. Flashwave

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    Mostly, i temd to rerail as I go, slowing or stopping the train if I need to,or telling the other person to slow while I derail. I HAVE managed to stringline a guy trying to flyrail a boxcar... especiallyif its a simple "physics doesn't scale," derailment. If its something I Did, or its a truly spectacular derailment, then cameras and wrecker trains come out. Friend of mine watched his 4444 flop over onto a traint was passing at 30smph. No clue why, but boy did it make a mess in the yard.
     
  13. friscobob

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    Just be lucky you're not required to take the ever-popular post-accident piddle test...........:rolleyes:;):teeth:
     
  14. MarkInLA

    MarkInLA Permanently dispatched

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    I see it like this : Car of train derails not engine. if not near layout edge or ply subroadbed edge I will slow down and see if an upcoming frog can fix it..If not then I will roll slow to where can reach it and 0-5-0 it...If train is rolling at a clip ,most times I'll cut power strip AC or hit NCE panic button..funny, derails do not bother me one iota as the realroads do it too..But, boy do I despise stall outs !! Real ones don't. So train quitting at an unpowered frog or sometimes due to my laziness of not having soldered a particular rail joiner really twists me up..The unrealistic abbrupt stop really tears me up...This IS the next to worst MRRing nightmare for me. Worst is dumping an engine on the floor which I did with my own shirt sleave 10 years ago to my 55 year old brass Acane consolidation my dad surprised me with in 1957..
     
  15. TrCO

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    My reaction to a derailment? These days I'm usually sitting in another room, and I'll hear something not quite right (a slightly off kilter rattle/ variation of the normal clickety-clack), go sprinting as fast as possible into the train room, and promptly figuring out what's going on. Of course this can be made difficult if I must observe rule #1 and, before sprinting, situate my adult beverage.
     
  16. Enekuda

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    I'm sure if I had a lot invested in my equipment it might be a different but I take it as an opportunity to to watch chaos lol

    I usually try to see if it works itself out, if not I re rail and try to find out why it happened

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