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58648Re: Track Vac Time - Fall Layout Tuneup

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  • Glen Chenier
    Nov 1, 2008
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      My 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 z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Glen Chenier" <glen@...> wrote:
      >
      > Same way, turn them upside down, preferably in a styrofoam cradle
      > with carved recesses to accept rooftop protuberences such as
      cabeese
      > chimneys, and spin the wheels by hand while applying the Qtip
      wetted
      > 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 z_scale@yahoogroups.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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