Author: David Starr Date: Dec 8, 2006 17:47
> Wow! Sounds like I'm vastly underestimating the noise on bare wood...
> I figured as a worst case, I'd get a layer of very thin foam and glue
> it to the table top (something like 1/16 inch medium density foam) I'm
> mostly looking for ease in setup and teardown of track. So I really
> don't want to nail or glue track to the table top (yet, at least)
> Most of my derails seem to happen because the switch points don't fully
> travel and "stick" in position, or the plastic bits on the outside
> portions of the turnout, near the frog are a bit higher than the
> rail... (which was solved with a file...) I have the same problem with
> two of my crossings, and I just don't want to keep filing away.
Sticky switch points have a variety of remedies
1. Check for flash, crud, carpet fuzz, dirt and whatever in the turnout
making it stick. With the switch motor removed or disconnected, the