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Offline blid  
#1 Posted : 31 January 2020 11:46:41(UTC)
blid

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Joined: 02/01/2012(UTC)
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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
I know there is a Trix wheel cleaner that works for Z engines as well. But what about the car wheels? For tracks I have the 88021 Indusi-Messwagen.
CS2, 60215, 4x60174, C-tracks, LDT HSI-88, TC Gold. OneGauge Marklin and MTH, CS1 Reloaded on LGB tracks. MTH 3-rail 0-gauge, DCS on GarGraves tracks. Z: Rokuhan tracks, analog or DCC+TC.
Offline Carim  
#2 Posted : 31 January 2020 18:38:01(UTC)
Carim

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Location: London
I use cotton buds soaked in isopropyl alcohol to clean wagon/coach wheels. Additionally, swap out any plastic wheels for metal ones.

Carim
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Offline waorb  
#3 Posted : 31 January 2020 19:31:05(UTC)
waorb

Brazil   
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Posts: 865
Location: Brazil
Hello!

For the Loks I use the Märklin item 66623.

Cheers,

Walter
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Offline blid  
#4 Posted : 07 February 2020 15:38:38(UTC)
blid

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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Before I started this tread I found an old tread (2010?) where someone mentioned a device that worked for the wheels of cars as well. Since I can't find that tread again, I started this with the hope that such a device is available now. For engines yes, but not for cars then.
Thanks Carim and waorb!
CS2, 60215, 4x60174, C-tracks, LDT HSI-88, TC Gold. OneGauge Marklin and MTH, CS1 Reloaded on LGB tracks. MTH 3-rail 0-gauge, DCS on GarGraves tracks. Z: Rokuhan tracks, analog or DCC+TC.
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Offline d_landen@yahoo.com  
#5 Posted : 07 February 2020 16:05:21(UTC)
d_landen@yahoo.com

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Posts: 129
Location: West Texas
Hi. I usually clean about 20 at a time in my ultrasonic cleaner. Works good. I remove them from the car and clean them for about 15 minutes. Removing them allows me to check the condition of the axles. Many of my cars were purchased used. Some I find, have very corroded axles and the cleaner does not really do much for this problem. I replace these for better ones. I imagine if I were to smooth the axle surfaces with a very fine grit paper it would get it back to normal, but I have not tried this yet. Can anyone tell if they add a drop of lube to the axle pinch point on the car to aid in rolling? Thanks
Offline daafies  
#6 Posted : 22 March 2020 08:54:49(UTC)
daafies

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Location: California, Hayward
Originally Posted by: Carim Go to Quoted Post
I use cotton buds soaked in isopropyl alcohol to clean wagon/coach wheels. Additionally, swap out any plastic wheels for metal ones.

Carim


I second this
Offline Poor Skeleton  
#7 Posted : 22 March 2020 22:36:53(UTC)
Poor Skeleton

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Location: England, Cambridge
Originally Posted by: d_landen@yahoo.com Go to Quoted Post
Can anyone tell if they add a drop of lube to the axle pinch point on the car to aid in rolling? Thanks


Yes I do add a tiny bit of oil to each axle-box, and I feel it makes a distinct improvement. The nozzle on LaBelle 108 is a standard syringe fitting and I bought a bag of very fine "blunt" needles for next to nothing on ebay which are ideal for lubricating Z scale items.

Cheers


Chris
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