Re: Pilot Truck question

Jim Spencer

The problem with springs with lead trucks especially is they have the effect of “lifting” the front drivers off the rails, thereby reducing traction and increasing the likelihood of derailments thru picked points, etc.
I use a different approach: put a small lead weight on top or at the bottom of the truck. The added weight right over the wheels lessens the likelihood of a lead truck derailment while not affecting the weight on the drivers. Try it!

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