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I recently picked up a RY 44 ton. All my road crossings are even with top of rails and my other locos have no problem. The 44 ton stalls on every crossing because the gearboxes sit so low. Any fix for this other than ripping out all my crossings?

thank you, Malcolm

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    I wouldn't think the gearboxes sit lower than the rail head or how could the loco roll through a switch?

    Your crossing surface between the rails maybe slightly higher than the rail head.

    I had a crossing I thought was even with the rail head but was slightly higher on the outside rail  and a loco with a wide tire tread would hit the road surface and leave the rail just enough to lose contact.

    Perhaps the flanges or flange ways are to tight allowing the wheels to ride up and lose contact.

     Just thoughts, good luck.

                                                                                                      Dan

 

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