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My Bad Experience with ME Models Curves
About four days ago, my order of a full loop of R104 and R88 curves arrived, and I couldn't be any happier. I had already torn the track off of my layout in advance for their arrival. I built them all in one night, and the building process was not too fun. It started out with it bring nice until I got a full piece of track together and pieces started to pop off. That issue alone extended the build time by about an hour or so. I had finally gotten them all built, and they were ready to be installed. The next day, I place them on the layout, and they start to pop again and again until I had to rebuild about half of the curves until they were all together. I took a step back and I was finally glad my track was complete. I quickly set up a train for both the inner track and outer track, my custom ten-wheeler with eight cars and my Daylight with four. I set them both at a speed that wasn't too slow nor was it too fast. They were fine until it got all the way around the layout, where the tracks started to break randomly. I fixed it in hope that it wouldn't happen again. Then another piece broke, then another, then it just got worse. I had gotten to the ninth time of the track disassembling itself, and my Daylight came around the corner at a fast speed and track let loose and the engine, tender, and two cars came barreling off of the layout, leaving me with a bucket of parts to end the night with. Today, I had everything put back together, including the track, and was ready to run everything once again. The track continued to break and kept sounding like the pieces weren't all connected, to I had assembled the track using a rubber mallet to secure them. It got to the point where an entire quarter of the layout would shift and be destroyed as the train went over the curves, and that's where I had enough of it and quit instantly. My question is, what is the purpose of making the curves have to be assembled instead of being one solid piece? I get it there are some cool ideas using them out there but if Lego makes it one piece, it should be logical to use the same good idea and make the custom rails one piece. I am EXTREMELY displeased with the quality of the curves and I feel like I didn't get what I paid for, after seeing such positive reviews on them. I almost resorted to breaking the cardinal rule of Lego and gluing them, but I feel that I would regret it. If anyone has a fix to any of these issues, please, please, please tell me about it so that I can run a train without it crashing.
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