58648Re: Track Vac Time - Fall Layout Tuneup
- Nov 1, 2008My first reply overlooked the obvious...This is something that should
be done BEFORE a show. Crud on rolling stock wheel deposits on rail
joints on everyone's modules.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Glen Chenier" <glen@...> wrote:
> Same way, turn them upside down, preferably in a styrofoam cradle
> with carved recesses to accept rooftop protuberences such as
> chimneys, and spin the wheels by hand while applying the Qtip
> with rubbing alcohol to each wheeltread.
> If the crud is caked on (as often happens with plastic wheels that
> have not been cleaned regularly), very carefully use a blunt blade
> such as a slightly worn small flat screwdriver tip to dislodge the
> crud. Spin the wheel away from the metal blade, not towards it, do
> not dig and gouge the plastic wheeltread.
> Then continue cleaning with the alcohol wetted Qtip.
> --- In email@example.com, Edward Scullin <sculline@> wrote:
> > Glenn
> > Any tips on how to clean the wheels on the cars. Especially when
> you have a bunch of cars to clean, like after a show.
> > Ed Scullin
> > Roanoke VA
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