The On30 locomotives we have tested with the HO Roto Wheel Cleaner have been compatible. When using the Roto Wheel Cleaner, the maximum length locomotive it can handle is 12” (30.4 cm) and rolling stock 10-1/4” (26 cm).
The Rail Tracker Cleaning Kit can be used to clean Test Track. Clean in the same manner as regular track, per product instructions.
No. The Roto Wheel Cleaners were designed to be used with standard N and HO scale trains.
In our testing, we have not encountered any problems using the Roto Wheel Clearner to clean locomotives that have a traction tire.
Yes. Marklin HO 3-rail track is compatible with the Tidy Track Wheel and Maintenance System. However, the third rail (center rail) will have to be cleaned seperately/manually, because it sets below the height of the outer rails and the cleaning pads cannot reach it.
We suggest using the Rail Pal to clean the third rail.
The Tidy Track Pads are not overly abrasive. In truth, mildly abrasive products are needed to maintain a proper functioning track. Tidy Track Wheel and Rail Maintenance System provides all the tools needed for corrective and preventive maintenance. The Rescue and Maintenance Pads have a fine grit embedded into a rubber-like material. These pads are actually good for the track. The Maintenance Pads will dress the track and help prevent corrosion and build-up.
To correct a worn tip, trim away worn material with scissors or a hobby knife.
The tip of the pen does not need to be depressed with a lot of pressure, the paint dispenses easily. When needed, depress the tip on a piece of scrap cardboard to increase the flow of paint. Also, take care to avoid snagging the pen tip on ties, spikes, and edges of the rails. This will help increase the life of the tip.