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 Posted: Fri Jun 17th, 2011 06:29 pm
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I broke down and bought one of those cmx brass cars but you really have to have something to pull or push it. I run bachmann shays and that didn't work diesel power just for that.Tom

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I once had in the Dark Ages (70's) a track cleaning car that had a pad under and a little tank inside that dispensed track cleaning fluid on the pad. Being younger an a lot unwiser I thought that, if more is better, a lot more should be great. So I opened the dispensing valve somewhat close to flood and promptly the fluid caught fire from the sparks (car was being pushed in front of loco). Out-of-scale fire dept (old 0-5-0 ) had to take desperate measures to prevent a 1:1 fire!.



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Hi R.O.W cleaners :wave:

The old 'Tri-ang Railways'(TM) track cleaning car worked a treat.

Just a spoonful of meths or your favorite liquid...

...& beats as it sweeps as it cleans !

'60s low-tech...

...but IT WORKS !!

:moose:

Si.

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I acquired one of them with a bundle of bits at auction. It certainly works. I happened to have some thick felt. Cleaned the track very well. I think any grease dissolving liquid should work.



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Great ideas...I do have "the best" idea for scrubbing rails, etc. Convert everything to r/c with onboard batteries and you will never need to clean track...or wheels...or look for shorts...you know!

WCG



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I must have previously unknown psychic abilities !

I knew Woodie was going to magically appear & say just that !!

Once the trains are converted to R.C...
...just add some rotor-blades...
...& say GOODBYE to those dirty rails forever !

The worlds first electric vertical takeoff Porter !

Just the job, avoiding all those switchbacks, on the way up to the mines ! ;)

:moose:

Si.

I have another vintage track cleaner up my sleeve as well...



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