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Track Cleaning Cars
Posted: Fri Jun 17th, 2011 06:29 pm
21 st Post
ELK RIVER RR
Joined: Sat Jun 11th, 2011
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
Posted: Fri Jun 17th, 2011 10:06 pm
22 nd Post
Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
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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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.
One day I might finish something................. find out if I do at my own paid for site (under construction)
W C Greene
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!
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Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
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 !
I have another vintage track cleaner up my sleeve as well...
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