Rail Cleaning

redleg142 Dec 19, 2014

  1. redleg142

    redleg142 New Member

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    Does anyone have a source for No-Ox cleaner in small quantities?
     
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    ratled TrainBoard Supporter

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  3. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    To clean my track I use 99% alcohol on a piece of felt folded several times. I moisten the felt then go over the track changing the contact surface a few times. I also use a PECO track cleaniing eraser too.
     
  4. redleg142

    redleg142 New Member

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    I found enough in one tube at Sailors Supply to last me and three or four more mrr a lifetime! $12.95/8 oz tube plus $9.00 s&h. Shoulda looked here first.
     
  5. jdetray

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    Just to be clear, No-Ox is not a cleaner. It is applied to track that is already clean to prevent future corrosion and oxidation. Thoroughly clean your track first, THEN apply No-Ox. It greatly reduces the need for future cleaning.

    The amount of No-Ox required is tiny: 1/4 teaspoon for 500 feet of N-scale track. You will need a bit more -- but not much more -- for larger scales. The temptation is to use much more No-Ox than necessary. Don't do it! This is a case where more is NOT better. If you use too much No-Ox, you will be very disappointed and will have a painstaking clean-up job ahead of you.

    No-Ox has many uses other than model railroading, so you need to look online for how to use it on your layout. See the following for model railroad application instructions and other useful information:
    http://www.nscale.net/forums/content.php?32-Track-cleaning-Linn-Westcott-and-No-Ox

    Here is a discussion about the benefits of No-Ox from TrainBoard:
    http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?147928-Another-No-ox-thread

    Amazon sells No-Ox ID "A Special" (its full name) in a 2 ounce tub for $12.95 with free shipping. That's enough No-Ox for hundreds of model railroads.

    - Jeff
     

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