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#1 The Yellow Brick

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:31 PM

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I've noticed that when you put the PF trains on the seventh speed it seems to tips on corners. Has anybody found a solution to stop it from tipping over ???

P.S I'm not sure if this question has been asked before on this forum.

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#2 talltim

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:42 PM

I think the solution is to slow down for corners! The real railway has speed restrictions on curves

#3 Matt Dawson

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:39 PM

At top speed, the trains will "tip" round curves, due to the fact that curves are extremely tight.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:19 PM

View PostThe Red Brick, on 14 August 2010 - 01:31 PM, said:

Ive noticed that when you put the PF trains on the seventh speed it tips on corners. Has anybody found a solution to stop it from tipping over ???
Put more vehicles behind it, that will slow it down  :tongue:
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#5 SavaTheAggie

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:52 PM

It's not a PF specific "problem".  9v trains did this too.  

Just manage your speed properly or bank your curves.

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#6 Freddie

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:02 PM

It's a common "problem" - While I can't comment on if the 12V trains did it, all other trains did tip over in corners at full speed. It is an intentional play feature LEGO left in, so kids could have fun with them and incorporating emergency services and such. The exception to this is 4559, which could be sent around corners at full power without tipping over or losing its cargo.

#7 The Yellow Brick

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 11:14 AM

View PostSavaTheAggie, on 14 August 2010 - 05:52 PM, said:

It's not a PF specific "problem".  9v trains did this too.  

Just manage your speed properly or bank your curves.

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#8 toyboxglobal

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:44 PM

I agree, it's not a 9V/PF specific problem, rather a question of physics  :tongue:

I guess the solutions would be to:
A) Slow down
B) Add more carriages, but that achieves solution A
C) Add some weight to the bottom of the engine/carriages (lowers the centre of gravity)
D) Bank your curves (as suggested by SavaTheAggie)
E) Speed up and let it fly off the track, it can be rebuilt! That's what is so awesome about LEGO!
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#9 Goldenmasamune

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:00 PM

its fun to put a bunch of minifigs on a baseplate by that curve, then let the train go crazy. see how many minifigs you can take out.



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