Slippery situation is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.


Section Hand
Very interesting video...that locomotive with its slipping drivers would make a great track cleaner!

I like to watch steamers run slowly to see their mechanisms in action. We used to have a local tourist train out of North Lake, Wisconsin and since it ran so slow, I would watch the train at each and every grade crossing while it made it route through the countryside.

Thanks for sharing.



Product Tester ACME INC.
Staff member
WTF - Trying to wear out the drivers? Seems he didn't know they were slipping for a while?


Gomez Addams
Staff member
They were applying sand, but the railroad had greased the rails to help the 4 coupled engine through a sharp curve. They overdid the lube considerably, and the engine's sanders couldn't dump enough sand on the rails to keep from slipping. 765 has always tended to be a bit slippery, and the grease only made things worse.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.