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    Default Whoops!

    Whoops! [img]/modules/tinymce/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-surprised.gif[/img][img]/modules/tinymce/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-surprised.gif[/img][img]/modules/tinymce/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-surprised.gif[/img]

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    Default "Whoops" is right,

    "Whoops" is right, especially that last one!

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    Default Fun Stuff...

    Fun stuff, except of course for the railroads invovlved. One of the comprehensive books on N scale says that there is no such thing as a real or model railroad that never has a derailment or wreck. Take heart, fellow modelers!
    Just imagine! A grown man who plays with little trains!

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    Default No Always A woops!

    Old time loggers use to turn rail mounted log loading equipment by running one truck over a switch, chaning the ponts and then running the second truck down the other track until they could reverse the ends of the cars.... This would not work on modern cars with brakes ect.
    I Never Met A Train I Did Not Like

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    Default The first two I can see...

    The first two I can see... sh(stuff) happens.But the last one, someone was a real "Albert".
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    Default It happens in the real world too . .

    FWIWPhoto 1. This would seem to be something done by the circuitry itself - with the points being moved under the car as it went past. Because of the way things are arranged, the interlocking circuits would not normally permit such a movement to occur, so the circuit itself is probably the culprit.Photo 2. IMHO this probably occurred because some obstruction was wedged between the crossing timbers and the rail, causing the flanges to divert. The distance the the DMU has rolled off the tracks would seem to indicate that it was moving at a reasonably rapid pace when the derailment occurred, and that the driver didn't have time to apply brakes before he hit the obstruction.Photo 3 would seem to indicate a certain breakdown in communication between the RR and the local authority - and that someone doesn't like trains!!Thanks for sharing, Michael - fascinating. Do you have any more?Komata"TVR - serving the Northern Taranaki . . . "
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    Default Number one was probably an

    Number one was probably an Atlas turnout. Did the same thing the other day!
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    Default A prototype for everything...

    Not long ago a friend and I were discussing how optosensors in the track could almost pass for manhole covers... Except they don't put manholes in the middle of the tracks..... Or so we thought.
    "Do Not Hump!?!?! Does that mean what I think it means?!?"--Michelle Blanchard

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