Re: [Z_Scale] Re: A new guy
- Don, sounds like a great idea! Tell you what, when I see you week after
next I'll bring something to swap with you for a small strip of this, deal?
From: Don A
Date: 5/30/2009 1:47:27 PM
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: A new guy
Here is a track "cleaner" I have not heard anyone mention before. It is a
composite wood material. You can get a strip about 1" x 1.5" x 8 feet at
Lowes or Home Depot etc for just a couple of dollars. Normally it is used
for trim work in kitchen & bathrooms and is usually prepainted or pre-primed
in white. I cut a few pieces to about 4" in length for easy grip. Use a
sharp blade in the circular saw. Rub the freshly cut end firmly to hard on
the track and you will remove enough scum and oxidation to build another
layout. Essentially this material is sanding the track - but for two things
A] The coarseness is extremely fine like a 1000 sandpaper and B] because it
is MUCH softer than the track, no track damage is done. To bring back the
sanding surface just take a belt sander or orbital etc and LIGHTLY sand the
end for another fresh surface. You can not believe how oxidized the track
gets and you can feel a big difference between dirty and clean track as you
polish it. One nice thing is there is no residue left on the track - no
crud for the wheels to pick up. If you are concerned about dust just give
your wood piece a good wipe with a cloth before using.
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- Thanks Don and Garth, but the ISP broke my websites. Until I figure out how to fix them, those interested in wheelwipers and LED headlights for the MTL F7 can email me offline,
" glen at teetertottertreestuff dot com "
for info and installation instructions. (Note one 'n' in 'glen')
--- In email@example.com, "Don A" <zbarr474@...> wrote:
> ...another satisfied customer here. Glen did an F7A wheel wiper with DCC and LED headlights installation for me last year. It runs extrememly well, where before lots of hits & misses. He put an F7B dummy-to-powered conversion DCC - wheel wiper in the mail yesterday. An F7B motorizing requires a little shell milling which is way beyond my ability. I am sure this will also run extremely well, especially based upon Glen's reporting - and Glen won't let it out his door unless it rates a "10".
> ...don a
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Garth Hamilton" <garth.a.hamilton@> wrote:
> > You might want to consider getting wheel wipers from Glen and installing them as they have improved all my F7's. Seldom get a stall from them now and track has to be really bad for that too happen.
> > Goto <http://www.wheelwipers.com> Glen will install them if you can't and has some neat headlight options as well.
> > satisfied customer
> > cheers
> > Garth