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LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« on: January 13, 2007, 12:26:05 PM »
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I received my my ATSF GP38-2 yesterday from Chuck at featherrivertrains. This model is one of the most nicely detailed and painted model
I have seen in a while, I'm very happy with my purchase, but...The geep has been having a hard time runing over my Atlas c55 turnouts.
From what I can tell it seems like the wheals are geting stuck in the turnout. Has anybody had this problem? What should I do? ???

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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 12:53:06 PM »
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You might want to try checking the gauge of the wheelsets. Out-of-gauge wheelsets is a common cause for new locomotives to derail.
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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 02:10:32 PM »
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Definitely wheel gauge.  Since it's brand new, it can't be cat hair.  I just had the same problem with a LL BL-2, the wheels were in gauge, but it kept picking a particular switch.
When I looked more closely, there was a bunch of crap wound around the axle, which was preventing the necessary side-to-side slop that allows the wheels to wiggle through the flangeways.  Cleaned it out, reset the gauge, no problem.

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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2007, 03:24:39 AM »
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If your turnouts are #5 then it could easily be the track. More specifically the flangeways on the frog casting don't meet the NMRA standards gage.

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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007, 03:11:09 PM »
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Ok, thanks. ;D

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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2007, 03:26:35 PM »
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Both problems can be fixed with a NMRA gauge.

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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007, 03:54:37 PM »
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Both problems can be fixed with a NMRA gauge.

Chris,

Explain how you can shave a cat with an NMRA gauge?!
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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007, 05:01:25 PM »
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I'd imagine it'd be pretty painful (for both of you).

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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2007, 05:07:52 PM »
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Both problems:

1. Wheel gauge
2. Turnout flange ways


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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007, 05:18:39 PM »
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Please explain
how to hold the gauge so it fixes those problems.  Hmmmmm, Maybe my gauge is broken...
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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007, 05:53:50 PM »
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Cats... you let me know how to take care of them and we'll both know  ;)

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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007, 05:57:33 PM »
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OK the gauge will let you find the problems.

For the #5 turnouts I use a cut off wheel to grind the guard rails thinner till the gauge will go through with no problems.

For the wheels, well doesn't very one know how to do that. If the wheels are out just push or pull to make them match the gauge. If in you can use a small flathead to move the wheels.


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Re: LL GP38-2 problems on C55 turnouts
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007, 07:04:16 PM »
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