Well I pulled the trains out today for their annual layout around the Christmas tree and found a new issue. One of my O72 switches does not derail correctly. When a train passes through from the straight direction to the far end of the switch, everything operates fine. When the train passes through on the diverging route, the switch tries to move itself to the "straight" position, which just causes a mess since the points are trying to move while the train is on the switch.
Is this a classic example of the "sensor rail" being too long and making contact the adjacent piece of track?