Derailments 

Crashes are not something you are supposed to like to see because of all the money invested in the train. BUT as long as the engines are not damaged, I think they look really cool. This album is dedicated to that enjoyment.

The first derailment happened as one of the box cars jumped the track at the wrong time. Another issue was that the couplers were not compatable between the two cars.
The first derailment happened as one of the box cars jumped the track at the wrong time. Another issue was that the couplers were not compatable between the two cars.
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Cool picture. If you look closely at the flat car, it carries a Chicago Black Hawks Zamboni. The driver was shaken up but no injured. He has been quoted saying,
Cool picture. If you look closely at the flat car, it carries a Chicago Black Hawks Zamboni. The driver was shaken up but no injured. He has been quoted saying, "A wee bit scary but my pants are clean."
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Larger view of same wreck.
Larger view of same wreck. *
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This is the second major wreck. Major reason is that the 3rd track was not secured to the table properly and depending on what cars were close by, they sometime glanced and continued on or they caught each other and made this scene.
This is the second major wreck. Major reason is that the 3rd track was not secured to the table properly and depending on what cars were close by, they sometime glanced and continued on or they caught each other and made this scene. *
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As you look at the white pole, you can see that the train continued on, leaving this destruction behind. Not as many cars involved as the first.
As you look at the white pole, you can see that the train continued on, leaving this destruction behind. Not as many cars involved as the first.
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The Zamboni car is always close to the action, this time a different driver and a newer machine; Neither were hurt or damaged.
The Zamboni car is always close to the action, this time a different driver and a newer machine; Neither were hurt or damaged.
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Upon closer inspection, the front guardrail on the GP30  appears to have started the chain reaction. Cupcake was not happy, but it was fixed so that no one will know it was in the wreck.
Upon closer inspection, the front guardrail on the GP30 appears to have started the chain reaction. Cupcake was not happy, but it was fixed so that no one will know it was in the wreck. *
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Close up detail of the bent guardrail. In order to keep Cupcake happy, it had to be repaired the same day.
Close up detail of the bent guardrail. In order to keep Cupcake happy, it had to be repaired the same day.
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This wreck is thanks to my son-in-law, Tom. He was playing with the new DCS controller and saw part of the train idle and wondered why. Once the engine hit the last car, he figured it out and shut it down.
This wreck is thanks to my son-in-law, Tom. He was playing with the new DCS controller and saw part of the train idle and wondered why. Once the engine hit the last car, he figured it out and shut it down. *
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This was a good wreck. Look how well the couplers held by the angle of the cars. Nothing fell off of the table!
This was a good wreck. Look how well the couplers held by the angle of the cars. Nothing fell off of the table!
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A detailed picture, because he was so proud. It was truely amazing that nothing fell.
A detailed picture, because he was so proud. It was truely amazing that nothing fell.
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Great angle!
Great angle! *
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Another of Tom's handiwork. This was just a simple derailment as the switch malfunctioned and the engine continued straight. The freight train was stopped at the time so it could have been worse.
Another of Tom's handiwork. This was just a simple derailment as the switch malfunctioned and the engine continued straight. The freight train was stopped at the time so it could have been worse.
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You can see the series of switches that this train needs to negotiate. Once the engine missed the third switch, the cars thought it was okay to mess up also.
You can see the series of switches that this train needs to negotiate. Once the engine missed the third switch, the cars thought it was okay to mess up also. *
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This shows how good the shocks and springs work together.
This shows how good the shocks and springs work together.
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A bad coupler and the engineer not watching this particular train, resulted in yet another crash for the Ski Train.
A bad coupler and the engineer not watching this particular train, resulted in yet another crash for the Ski Train.
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A higher vantage point
A higher vantage point
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The coupler is still closed on the dummy engine; the next car's coupler opened as it came across the last switch and it was not seen as too many trains were rolling at high speeds.
The coupler is still closed on the dummy engine; the next car's coupler opened as it came across the last switch and it was not seen as too many trains were rolling at high speeds.
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OUCH! The troll seems to enjoy the scene...
OUCH! The troll seems to enjoy the scene...
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These couplers appear to be still attached no matter how much force from the engines were applied.
These couplers appear to be still attached no matter how much force from the engines were applied.
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