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Bunkerbarge
Thanks Jeff, they are interesting locos, particularly in LMS colours.  I have seen them as a pair but I am trying to find a single one.
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Bunkerbarge
From what I can see Dapol do a single one and Bachmann do the pair.  Looks like a lot of pocket money for a pair!
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Julian
Bunkerbarge wrote:
From what I can see Dapol do a single one and Bachmann do the pair.  Looks like a lot of pocket money for a pair!

Bachmann make some very capable Peak's, which can not only pull the skin off the rice pudding, but take the serving dish, tablecloth and other dishes, too.   😊

J
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Bunkerbarge
Thanks for the input Julian I must admit they look pretty capable with those four axle bogies.
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newbryford
Bunkerbarge wrote:
Thanks for the input Julian I must admit they look pretty capable with those four axle bogies.


But only three of the axles actually do any work......
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Julian
newbryford wrote:


But only three of the axles actually do any work......

The version I bought, about 4 years ago, was a fairly recent model, purchased from `bachmann, as a blown sound decoder return,  it has a central motor, with a flywheel and drive to both bogies.  If you wish, I can lift the lid and check how many wheels are driven.

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Julian
I just had a look at the Peak and the two inner axles on each bogie are driven, with the outer axles not.  The loco weighs in at 1lb 8oz, or 680gm, if you prefer.  A snip at the £47, I noticed on the box.

I'm pretty sure that most of the more recent 6 axle offerings will be of similar weight and performance.

J
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Peter Herzl
AHJAY wrote:
I have seen that review and it is nonsense re the Isopropyl... the actual dilution can be very low and 30% isn't normal. Just buy it from the right places!

If used as recommended then its just fine for track and sleepers... it should slowly drip on the pads which remain damp. Weight will always win out on a track cleaner - the CMX is heavy for good reason.

I have experimented for years in this area. NO affordable treatment does other than add a coating to the rails that attracts dust, so there is NO magic spray, just the guys opinion. Generally a clean polished surface is best which is why our own cleaner block polishes rather than scratches. I did find one really good material... but at USD100 per 10mil, and even that was diluted so I shudder at the cost of the version that NASA use. Not at all practical.

Ahjay

I will buy one of those track rubbers but some questions:
1. If a track has scratches from a previously used abrasive rubber will yours remove those or does it need a scratch-free surface to start with?
2. Will you be producing your own track cleaning wagon with this rubber at any time soon? I have a lot of catenary and hidden tracks so hand rubbing is difficult.
3. I have heard that De-Oxit electrical contact cleaner is good as it leaves a film that prevents further oxidisation. Any views?
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Peter Herzl
Does the DCCconcepts rubber polish out previous scratches or do you need an unscratched surface to start with? Could be a market for a wagon with polishing rubber at a reasonable price because with a load of OHLE and hidden tracks doing it by hand is not possible. I’m told Deoxit electrical contact cleaner is supposed to be good as it leaves a protective film against further oxidisation - combined with a cleaning wagon?
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AHJAY
It will polish the rail, and with a couple of uses will smooth out any previous scratching

Ahjay
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