Reply to "Atlas CZ 21” cars Issues on O72 switches, on my layout."

I have the complete car set as well. The cars are beautiful, however they are not made to work on 072 curves or switches. 

When the cars where first released I had no issue with ONE car taking these turns but couple another on and the fun began.

First off I have notice that the details of the underbody do not like DZ1000 switch machines and their large screw heads. They even seem to pick the switch springs.

I have never been able to get this set to traverse over 072 curves. Thus I only run them on my upper deck with a minimum of 096, and I still have issues. I have adjusted the draw bars and removed the air hose details, however this lead to other issues.

Mostly unwanted uncoupling.  S curves are a curse, even on 096 the trucks and couplers will uncouple, and the inside of the trucks hit the car bodies and will cause a derailment. 

I use the same electrical tape fix for droopy coupler tacks.

The dome cars seem to be my most aggravation.  If you do find a fix, I will be listening. However, grinding away details, which I did not want to do, may be our only hope.

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