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DONT GET ME STARTED ON THE NAILS TO RELEASE BARS AT BEAST.

 

In 2015 before Thunderhawk got new trains, we had the nails too. Best part was if you hit the restraint release while somebody had the key in, they'd get a nice little zap. Hurray for old school PTC electronic restraint releases!

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Good ole old school PTCs.....(well even the new trains are pretty old school)

 

DONT GET ME STARTED ON THE NAILS TO RELEASE BARS AT BEAST.

 

We still have the "nails" on our Junior woodie, Comet. Thankfully we have figured out many tricks to keep the mechanisms working fairly well to greatly reduce how often we need to manually lock or unlock them. With some practice, it's not too hard to master the perfect flick of the wrist to pop them open in a split second. When unlocking a sticky lap bar, the key is not to go in too far before you lower your hand slightly and push up (giggity). Getting a lap bar to fall is just a simple straight push in on the pin. Also, I have found that spare track bolts work especially well as "nails" or "keys" for manual release of lap bars.

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