Track Cleaner Maintainence

friscoluvr Jun 9, 2000

  1. friscoluvr

    friscoluvr TrainBoard Member

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    I have the Aztec track cleaner with the roller and wipers and the magnet. Does anyone have a good method of getting the grundge off the roller? Also, I have a Roco track cleaner with the eraser. Anyone have a good method of cleaning this eraser? Any other comments on cleaners? Thanks!

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  2. eddelozier

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    Have the same Aztec cleaner car. I bought an extra roller when I got the car, thinking it would need replaced. Haven't reached that point yet. I was thinking of using one of the track cleaner solvants plus a light metal brush? Will need to know answer myself soon.

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  3. sd75mac

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    DO NOT use anything but soapy water to clean the Cratex roller. NO SOLVENTS!!! [​IMG]

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  4. BC Rail King

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    I am assuming these are good, becuase you haven't made them sound bad, yet [​IMG] I should be getting one moderatly soon, as the track on the new layout will have to be cleaned before I do real operation. The one thing I don't like about it is the price. Why are they so expensive? Is it worth it?

    Happy Railroading!!

    Dane N. [​IMG]

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  5. Craig Martyn

    Craig Martyn TrainBoard Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sd75mac:
    DO NOT use anything but soapy water to clean the Cratex roller. NO SOLVENTS!!! [​IMG]

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    What is wrong with that? (I'm not trying to be sarcastic, I just simply don't know what the problem would be. I don't have one of the cars yet)



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    How does the Centerline track cleaner compare to the Aztec one? I've been thinking about getting one, but they are so expensive. Are they worth that much?

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  8. sd75mac

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    I have three Aztec cars, that run constantly. Two have the Cratex rollers and one has the canvas roller. I run two units on the east bound and one on the west bound line. I really appreciate the Aztec units.

    Why not to use solvents to clean the rollers? John from Aztec has indicated the Cratex roller will last a LONG time if it is cleaned properly, not using solvents, like Goo-Gone. I was told solvents will break-down the Cratex, causing a premature replacement of the roller. My rollers have been in constant serivce for 4 years & are still running great. The canvas roller is for a wet cleaning, using rubbing alcohol.

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  9. Craig Martyn

    Craig Martyn TrainBoard Member

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    HHHHMMMMM, interesting, thanks Harold!

    I don't have one of the Aztec cars yet, but it looks like I need one!!! [​IMG]



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