Lionel O-72 turnouts vs. Ross Custom Switches
I am building my first layout, and using the entire dining room for the layout. I bought 10 Lionel O-72 turnouts to use as cross-overs and to allow access to sidings and spurs. My trains "jump" or bounce as they go over the switches. I have had one engine turn over and break a plastic detail part, and many, many cars are so wobbly after going through, that they derail around the next curves. I am really annoyed that Lionel would sell this stuff because it seems like this "is just the best that these switches can be expected to do".
So, before I start building scenery, I am
thinking of buying Ross Custom Switches as replacements for these Lionel switches. Any advice? Do trains bounce through the Ross Switches also? Their web page says that their switches are smooth and easy on the trains, etc. Is it just advertising hype?
Has anyone conquered this sort of bounce problem on the Lionel switches?
I'm really hoping (and counting on) getting some good advice from you guys. Thanks!! and, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good ride...through your turnouts...
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