Many of you probably wonder, whenever I come in here if I am ever going to actually lay track.
Well a year ago, I came down with bladder cancer, and have been dealing with that, and continue to deal with the aftermath of the BCG treatments. The cancer is gone, but my bladder is not a happy camper at all.
Anyway, I finally finished building my train table, and laid down the main outer loop of Ross track and two crossover switches that happen to set in this loop.
So, I am able to run the following trains with no issues:
Lionel - Grand Central AA - Conventional - With 6 cars - Conventional
Lionel - GP38 - Conventional - With no cars
Lionel - Old Chrome General - Conventional - With 6 cars
However my steamers do not want to stay on this track well at all:
Lionel - Polar Express Locomotive and tender - Lion Chief - With no cars
Will not go thru the switches, in either direction. I drives right up and over and shorts the track.
Lionel - Pennsylvania Flyer - Lion Chief - With no cars.
Also has trouble with the switches. If going slow, will drive right out of an O-42 curve.
I am under the impression that this is the best track and the best switches on the market, but these results seem to say otherwise.
I have not contacted Steve about this yet, but wanted to check here first.
Have any of you had these kings of issues with Ross track and or Switches?