Ok thanks I will have to do that.
This was exactly the point I was trying to make in an earlier thread. These are all mechanical, and anything mechanical will need maintenance....
Its just part of the hobby. Yes, its part of the hobby. I don't care if you spend $300 plus on a train, its just something that needs to be done. The front truck derailing has happened to a few, but I have not added weight to fix them. I simply took them off and blasted them with brake cleaner to make sure they were moving freely. I then lightly oiled them. I have not had a problem since. Most of my front truck derailments have come from the wheels sticking and not turning. I'm sure a little weight would also work, but the problem is not extreme. Even if these trains run flawlessly from the box, your going to need to service them soon anyways. These trains require light maintenance often.
I also got the 8-car "Southern Pacific Lines Version". Both the cars and the Engine are still new in boxes waiting to be gifted to my son.That's funny. I just bought an MTH Daylight passenger train. I was PO'd because BLI pushed their Daylight out again. I figure a bird in the hand... The MTH cars are nice, very free rolling. Keep us posted on your GS-4. I have heard that there have been problems with the gearbox on that model. Nor surprising considering how heavy it is. I think it's better than the MTH GS-4, but I think the heaver weight of the new diecast steamers is too much for some of the current drives being fitted to them.
Alan,...The antennae. They are a thin wire. Looks good scalewise, but very droopy...
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