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Just out of curiosity has any one seen issues with VL GS-1 on 72 curves ?

finally got my locomotive on the track last week and the #1 driver rode up in the curve and derailed. Inspected it and nothing out of the ordinary was jumping out at me. Made a number of laps and only one clean run out of the lot.

I ran my VL GS-4 at the same time with no issues .

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Jatracy,

   The scale Lionel GG1’s are probably one of the fussiest engine as far as track curves are concerned. At my club’s layout we used Gargraves Flex Track for our curves. One of which was slightly smaller than 072 say 071 & 1/2. One of our members had a JCL GG1 and it would derail at that curve every time. Big Boys, Challengers, Triplex, Northerns would all go around with out issue even a 2-12-4 no problem but not the GG1. If your VL GG1 is derailing only at one 072 curve and not others check out your track work to see if there is any issues there.

JohnB

@JohnB posted:

Jatracy,

   The scale Lionel GG1’s are probably one of the fussiest engine as far as track curves are concerned. At my club’s layout we used Gargraves Flex Track for our curves. One of which was slightly smaller than 072 say 071 & 1/2. One of our members had a JCL GG1 and it would derail at that curve every time. Big Boys, Challengers, Triplex, Northerns would all go around with out issue even a 2-12-4 no problem but not the GG1. If your VL GG1 is derailing only at one 072 curve and not others check out your track work to see if there is any issues there.

JohnB

I think Jatracy was referring to a GS-1 but your point is taken with check your track.  

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