Yet another track cleaning question.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Chessie1973, May 18, 2004.

  1. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    I have read probably every track cleaning thread here at the guage so I know how to clean my rails quite well.

    What I am actually asking about is where I can find a soft pad style cleaning car like the Walthers 40 foot boxcar with a bright boy on the bottom.

    I have the bright boy version of the walthers car but I am wanting to set up a "cleaning train" that utiliazes a bright boy in the front with a wet pad following and a dry pad after that .

    I could kick myself for not buying the Caboose I saw at my LHS two weeks ago that had exactly what I was looking for on it.

    What I am actually wanting to do possibly is make a MOW train that is my cleaning train. I may actually make my own if I cant find one commercially made.

    It would not be hard at all to kitbash myself a few Blue box kits into a MOW train to clean my track after all.
  2. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    I was thinking the same thing!! I have the " train-line" (?) 40' box car, cleaning car from Walthers (?) it's working great!! I was thinking of doing a MOW train too.

    Let me know what you find.
  3. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Design From The Robber Barron Shops

    Save yer bucks :D ....This one will work better :) Leaving the measurements up to you!!! :) :D

    Attached Files:

  4. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    How do you clean the pad? Sandpaper?

    thanks fro the drawing
  5. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Sandpaper or a wire brush will work. OR....just make a new one if it gets too "groady"
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Those (Masonite drags) work nice and can be easily fitted to about any piece of rolling stock. Mine is on a bachmann bobber caboose with proto 2000 wheels and 2 ounces of weight in it. It never derails and I didn't worry about ruining a nice car. I had one of the Walthers and it sometimes had trouble on points. FRED

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