Track Cleaning Car

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by frac, May 18, 2006.

  1. frac

    frac New Member

    Hi - I recently retired and I am building a HO model RR in my garage. I live in Corpus Christi, TX on North Padre Island. I need to clean my track quite often as the weather down (salt water environment) here is inducive to corrosion. I use code 83 Ni-Si rail but it still needs frequent maintainence. Any recommendations as to the effectiveness of rail cleaning cars and ther effectiveness? Sure could use some help ans advise on this one.

    Best Regards,
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    :wave: welcome to the gauge :wave: there are many threads on track cleaning here to search for. to sum up my method its Wahl oli and piece's of masonite rough side down under several piece's of rolling stock .
  3. Here comes that clipper oil againsign1 ...This could turn out to be a LONG interesting thread!
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I've been using a Centerline car with AeroLocomotive Works cleaning fluid. I found the car with body mounted couplings works better than the one with truck mounted couplings.
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member


    Just south of you in Brownsville. I use my "TRACK GUARD" - can be used on one of your cars, or pre-installed on a new box car. Check it out on eBay (HO TRAINS TRACK GUARD). iI've used it for 8+ years and don't have to do anything else to my track.

    Gus (LC&P).

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