Trains.com

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Track cleaners

2232 views
34 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: 4610 Metre's North of the Fortyninth on the left coast of Canada
  • 8,009 posts
Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:09 PM

When the CMX cloth/pads are dirty I wash them in dawn dish soap and they clean right up. Apply straight soap to the pad and rub it in, then rinse.

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BATTRAIN1/videos 


  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Vancouver Island, BC
  • 22,888 posts
Posted by selector on Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:13 PM

Thanks for the tip, Brent.  I wondered about that.  Simple Green, maybe Windex (ammonia) might do the trick.  If I were pressed to put up some dough on it, I'd bet that TSP would also work well.

I have had my CMX for about a year now, and have discarded two pads.  I want to keep the roll that I have left.

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Vancouver Island, BC
  • 22,888 posts
Posted by selector on Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:16 PM

jjdamnit

Hello All,

I use a multi-step approach...

....

 

 

Thank-you for posting your informative post.  I had not thought of leftover homasote, but I do have some that I will try very soon.

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: 4610 Metre's North of the Fortyninth on the left coast of Canada
  • 8,009 posts
Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:18 PM

Crandell, I bet there is a whole host of products that would work, let us know if you experiment. The wife kept gallons of Dawn on hand at her Vet Hospital for oil-covered wildlife that would come in so it is always our go-to for oily grime.

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BATTRAIN1/videos 


  • Member since
    June 2020
  • 42 posts
Posted by Bayway Terminal on Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:27 AM

Agree on both products 100%, Bayway Terminal NJ

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Users Online

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!