But as several of us have been pointing out lately, there is a growing body of evidence that alcohol is not a particularly good way to clean your track. As with all other solvents, it CLEANS the track just fine, but a a polar solvent, it also contributes to micro-arcing, which is a primary cause of corrosion, hence contributing to the need to clean again. It also creates miniscule pits in the track surface, which over time add to the amount of crud that collects on your track. See the May 2019 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist, or their "Run Like a Dream" series of how-to books for all the details. The magazine is a free download.Most of us use plain ole alcohol to clean track and
loco wheels. Gets the gunk off with no waiting to dry.
Obtain, or make your own track cleaning car. An alcohol
dampened felt pad under a weighted car pushed by loco.
Commercial versions are available on line.
Easy way to clean loco wheels:
Place paper towel with truck size spot of alcohol on track.
Run front wheels of loco onto the spot.
Hold loco by hand and raise speed control
to spin wheels in alcohol spot.
Repeat with rear wheels.