I have most of them, but, if I had to pick the best it would be the CMX. It is well worth the price.
The Aztec cars are also very good.
I run a Work Train about once a month or so that is made up of..............
1. A CMX with alcohol.
2. A Centerline with J-cloths
3. A second Centerline with J-cloths
4. An AZTEC boxcar with a craytex roller
5. A Bachmann tank car with a masonite pad (supposedly a weed killer car)
6. A Trainman boxcar with a masonite pad.
7. A work caboose (just for looks)
This is pulled by two (2) Mantua GP20s that seems to be geared real well for this job.
I have proved that I can leave it after cleaning for a number of months without getting erractic electrical contacts. But it is fun and I like running that train more often and therefore never any problems.
Just my worth. Do any of you have change ???????????
I know, I know, it seems like overkill, but I kind of got hooked on the idea of running track cleaning cars is alot more fun than cleaning it by hand and I also have a goodly amount of hidden trackage and this solves that problem as well. It really works well. The only car I bought new was the CMX from Dallas Model Works. The rest I have picked up off e-bay for less than half price.
Would I do it again ?? You bet I would..................
In my collection I also have an old RibbonRail car, but the tank is cracked so it is a shelf queen also on that shelf is an old Gilbert track cleaner, that is a dropped center flat car, but it needs a new scrubber brush that I think I will have to fabricate.
Johnboy out............................................and runnin' trains
from Saskatchewan, in the Great White North..
We have met the enemy, and he is us............ (Pogo)