Pros & Cons of Flex Track?

Discussion in 'DC' started by trainchaser007, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Jim - is there any room to add a little weight to the front truck?
    Also - I don't know the mechanics of how the front truck swivels but maybe a short piece of a spring from a ball point pencil could be added to the screw to hold the truck to the track?
     
  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Bingo! I used a stronger pilot truck spring from my scrapbox and not a single derailment after dozens of laps. The spring was obviously weaker and made from much smaller diameter wire. The older spring from a past Bachmann 4-4-0 project is much beefier. It seems to have done the trick. Thanks and sorry for thread jacking.
     
  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Man, what a great suggestion and remedy for a issue that I would have never considered. I mean there is always something to learn here, every day.
    Regards
    Tom Holley
     
  4. renapper

    renapper Passed away March 8, 2013

    Another way is to discard the spring altogether and add a small lead weight to the pilot truck.
     
  5. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    Is it possible to buy plastic roadbed (just the roadbed) for code 100 flex track, snap track, and turnouts?
     

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