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Old 15-05-2018, 09:17 PM   #111
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I will have a look at that cheers Steve.

I have seen one on eBay which has great reviews and is only £17... Im a cheapskate with stuff like that so im tempted to try it...

if you already have grass down and want to add more over the top (If i buy a new applicator) whats the best way to get it to stay in place until you can cement it with scenic cement? Clearly i can't just spread glue all over the top of whats there... A spray of water perhaps? Or perhaps just some scenic cement before and after?
Well, you pays your money and takes your choice.
I prefer to go with a ‘system’ with proven results.

Peco recommend a ‘basing glue’ for the first layer then they do an aerosol ‘layering’ adhesive that you spray on top then add the next application of static fibers.
It works.
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Old 15-05-2018, 09:19 PM   #112
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Thank for letting me know, i shall look into it!

Also in other news the mrs keeps asking me what i want for my birthday next month, how nice is this...

https://railsofsheffield.com/product...1054-weathered

Tempted.
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Old 15-05-2018, 09:45 PM   #113
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That looks good. I'd assume that cleaners would have to get into/out of the carriages and they'd need a platform, so it could be left there. Yes?
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Yes it was part of my goods shed which now doesn't really fit into the scene, which is a shame... Not sure what to have there instead. Platform still looks a bit too pristine for my liking, might weather it a bit more.
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Old 22-05-2018, 08:01 PM   #114
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Struggling to motivate myself at the moment to do any more scenery... Plus getting frustrated at the amount of maintenance required at the moment. Need to find an easier and quicker way to clean my track.

Found quite an easy way to clean loco wheels (track magic on cloth, lay over track, run loco on cloth and gently hold while cloth cleans wheels). Works a dream.
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Old 22-05-2018, 08:05 PM   #115
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That's a shame bud.

I've read and heard good things about the ten commandments track cleaner.
I'm probably going to get one in N when I get an actual layout.

For now I'm using track rubbers.
Forget the brand but they are not peco but they do a grand job
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Old 22-05-2018, 08:20 PM   #116
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That's a shame bud.

I've read and heard good things about the ten commandments track cleaner.
I'm probably going to get one in N when I get an actual layout.

For now I'm using track rubbers.
Forget the brand but they are not peco but they do a grand job
Am thinking about using that Woodland Scenics track cleaning thing that uses pads etc... Seems like a quick way to clean it all.

Not sure, something isn't right with my layout. Things aren't running that smoothly and haven't for a while. Its not the power to the track ive tested that with a multimeter and its all really good and consistent.

Im sure its to do with the track and my locos wheels. Ive cleaned all my wheels but the track seems constantly dirty and things don't run perfectly.

Meh, maybe i need a summer break from it all!
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Old 22-05-2018, 08:23 PM   #117
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Maybe you have stuff inside your locos? Like when you've cleaned the track stuff had gone inside the wheels or something and it's affecting the pickups?

With all the scenery you've been doing I'm sure it will have left debris and stuff you can't see that has accidently gotten inside the workings of your locos
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Old 22-05-2018, 08:27 PM   #118
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Maybe you have stuff inside your locos? Like when you've cleaned the track stuff had gone inside the wheels or something and it's affecting the pickups?

With all the scenery you've been doing I'm sure it will have left debris and stuff you can't see that has accidently gotten inside the workings of your locos
Yeah possibly... I do tend to hoover up all the debris before i run anything and i usually cover the track before i do anything. Most of my locos that don't run very well are all new as well! My older stuff tends to run a bit better.

I feel like they are all run in well so can't be that...

The 08 i just bought, runs good at low speed but when its about half speed it doesn't run smoothly, kind of.. "Springs" a long a bit like it has oval wheels or something. Same with my L1.

They're both brand new and ive had them apart recently to fit DCC chips. It can't be the chip because i have exactly the same one fitted in my 56XX and that is by far my best runner and thats second hand!

Grumble...
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Old 22-05-2018, 09:17 PM   #119
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Why does your track get dirty. I hardly ever clean mine. The occasional black speck appears and gets removed and the whole lot gets a clean once a year ish. Does your rolling stock have plastic wheels and do you lubricate your stock very often?


Is your track laid absolutely flat? Have you painted the rails?
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Old 22-05-2018, 09:22 PM   #120
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Do any of your locos have traction tyres.
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