What track cleaning fluid should I use?

This detailed article by Joe Fugate in the May 2019 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine

will answer all your questions:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/mrhpub.com/2019-05-may/online/index.html?page=9

Why are there different models for N, HO and S?

  • When Centerline Products first started we only offered the cast brass rail cleaners with "pointed ends", these were not designed to NMRA specs for width.

  • The NMRA spec cars were the second models we developed for N and HO. The cars are narrowerhey  were originally die-cast zinc painted black. You could kit bash a boxcar to cover one of these if you would like to disguise it.

  • In 2015 we purchased a HAAS VF2 CNC mill. At that point we started to machine the NMRA spec bodies from A360 brass bar.

  • This purchase allowed us to made all of our track cleaners in brass at a similar production cost. An added value for the customer as compared to the original die-cast. But now that they  are all brass there is some confusion...  "Which works better?" is a question we are often asked. They all will clean the same. But, some customers prefer one over the other.

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