inside egde of track cleaning

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Collyn, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Collyn

    Collyn Member

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    Kepping with the matinence type posts, how doese everyone clean the inside edge of your track. I noticed a huge improvement when I cleaned the inside edge of the track with a btight boy but it was fairly difficult to get to some places, n scale.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Always had better running conditions (Better electrical contact??) when I cleaned the tops and the inside of all the rails... Even switch frogs and throws... This is the same in HO, Z, N and G --- the 4 I have experience in :)

    I got the idea from the fact that the wheels contact the rail head. but the flanges contact the inside of the rails......
  3. GRSJr

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    Never had to clean the rails. I use UniTrack. The alloy use stays clean even after 6 years.
  4. Biased turkey

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    I painted the inside edge of the track, so cleaning it should remove the paint and I don't want to do that.
    Most of the electrical contact between the rail and wheels is made on the top face of the rail, but N Gauger is right , the flange contact a small area on the inside of the rail.
    I want to do a test: clean a small part on the inside of the rail with a Brightboy by holding it almost vertically.