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Mister Rusty
Hi Keith
Most people use pencils of various shapes and hardness. Their techniques are mentioned both in this full post and also track cleaning elsewhere in this forum.
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Mister Rusty
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Really interesting, but damn, I just use a rubber from peco. 😂😂😂

Yep many of us do. Me included.

However, today the test track has been pressed into use for the first time since November.
Whilst it is only small
Weighton See.jpg   A thorough clean was needed.
A track rubber would indeed have done it in a couple of minutes, but would not necessarily degrease to the extent that IPA would, so Old Faithful [Lima 94xx DC] was hooked up to the GUV, the GUV primed with IPA and set off.
For the heck of it, it has been running for half-an-hour, whilst l did this and another post.
l will now stop it and look at the state of the pad and the track.
GUV muck.jpg  This was after half-an-hour's trundle. We would not do that with a track rubber, would we?
The track has a very light dark film [not an oxymoron, honest] which appears to be absolutely grease-free, it certainly aids contact as the loco now runs even better than it ever has, and the track has a higher friction. Maybe, I do not need the carpenter's pencil, after all!
Well, that's me, I am happy with the results and will certainly use the GUV in future.
It even will be used ''in session'' without offending the eye, being swapped from train to train on different loops and routes.
Q.E.D.
The fuzz on the axles has been investigated to stop a migration from the pad to them. it was noted as a change of note when passing a point, so.....
the offending point's point, pointed by pointer.jpg  The offending point's point, pointed by pointer  😯
I may well double-check new points with a rotary file to remove this sharpness, there are no fibres anywhere on the track, though.

So, that closes my dissertation, but of course, l will be happy to read any comments or questions.
All the best
Pete
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Ruffnut Thorston
Nice job on the GUV track cleaner.
Something that I have thought about doing, having a spare Tri-ang track cleaner hopper In the spares box...
Best wishes,

Ruff...
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

agreed, looks very nice, and subtle.

Someone should make one with an option of tops.

Jaz Avalley

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Mister Rusty
Thanks for the comments, all.
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