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Essex Models and Miniatures archive
One of the biggest problems with operational model railways is keeping the track and locomotives clean and running smoothly, to this end I have acquired this Trix locomotive wheel cleaner to test.
Although classed as HO gauge this works just as well with OO gauge as well as narrow gauges based on 16.5 mm track.
The unit is simple and self contained and literally just sits on the track.
The unit has also dovetails either end to join more than on together for longer drive trains.
On test I used a small loco known to be a problem with dirty wheels and just touched is on the brushes the loco sparked into life and run it for about 30 seconds, trying it on the test track it ran well, a further 30 seconds and it ran like new.
At a cost of about £21 depending where you are this is more than worth it, I have since done many older loco’s with dirty wheels some a lot worse than this little example, all in all a good solid usable tool and come highly recommended by us.
To buy one of these click on the link below and for £20.95 post free.
Spent this afternoon at the village hall in Cold Norton in Essex to see some of the local model railway clubs displaying their trains.
Above, a smart modern O gauge ACE tinplate tank loco.
The loco yard.
A mixture of Hornby and Trix O gauge trains above.
A layout of French Hornby O gauge trains.
Below is one of the only OO gauge layouts there today, run on DCC and with Bachmann rolling stock, some great detailing
Same layout as above further along.
Related pages; My model railway project