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    Default Cure "Exploding" N-Scale Accumates

    Never had an Accumate "explode" but it has been suggested on the Web. I was just fixing a cover that wouldn't stay on the truck.

    Have a "What-I-Did" at:

    http://www.chainsawjunction.com/n-sc...rs/explosions/



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    Yeah, I've heard of the exploding Accumates many times on the internet but it has never happened to me or anyone I know. I'm sure it does happen as there are many reports of it on the internet here and there. I belong to a T-Trak club and people run very long trains with no issues of the Accumates (other than the trip pin falling out easily).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    (other than the trip pin falling out easily).
    That does seem to be their Achilles's heel.
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    Yeah and once they fall off, it's next to impossible to re-insert them!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Yeah and once they fall off, it's next to impossible to re-insert them!!!!
    Tried that twice. Lots of bad railroady words had no effect on success.

    I don't even think the glare of a moose stare would make those little buggers go back where they belong!
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    Exploding couplers, Trip Pins Falling out, Achilles Heels - am thinking more and more about MT Trucks now ...

    Sounds to me as though when they are working they are good - but when they fail, it's a disaster.
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    How can a trip pin falling out a disaster? .Unless you do magnetic uncoupling.

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    Thank you for the tutorial
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