Good morning folks Not much happened on the modeling front this weekend. What model railroad disasters or accidents have you had (or willing to own up to )? For me one of the worst involved my Bachmann Spectrum K-4. I was running it to test it and a new track plan. Everything was going smoothly, then suddenly it was crossing a turnout when it jumped up off the tracks. It then proceeded to skid across about a foot of bare layout and off the layout onto the cement floor. Damage was a broken pilot and the drive rods on one side came off. The locomotive runs but is not operational at this time. A more recent disaster involved the Cement Distributor tracks before I had the bumpers installed. I left an Atlas PS-2 covered hopper and an Atlas S-2 loco on the tracks after I was testing clearances. A few days later I went to test another loco on another part of the layout forgetting the hopper and loco were on the tracks. When I applied the power the loco pushed the hopper off the layout and followed it. The damage was a broken truck on the hopper and the cab broke off the loco. The hopper was an easy repair. The loco took some time and patience. After the repairs were done a little weathering was applied to hide the repairs and the loco is back in service.