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Does anyone have a layout with more then 9 sets of ho's running. What are your techniques to keep the track clean.
 

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where are these pads available at and how do you attach them to your cars so it rides on the rails for cleaning? Thanks for getting back.
 

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I picked mine up as scraps from a busted hollow core door, if I have any extras I'll send you a couple. They are cut 1 1/8" wide and long enough to fit between the wheelsets. Then, two short roofing nails are epoxied centered onto the back of the pad. Two corresponding holes are drilled into the floor of a box car. Just set the pad on the track and slide the car over it, you'll want it to float, then just pull it with the rest of the train as a regular car. It's a trick that's as old as the hobby and works real well.
 

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" Just set the pad on the track and slide the car over it, you'll want it to FLOAT, then just pull it with the rest of the train as a regular car."
. Does the masonite hang just above the rail or is it dragging along the rails as the trains move?
 

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OK. I got it. I'll probably have to try something smaller than rooging nails for N scale. I figure something out. Thanks T-Man
 

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Drilling though one of my precious pieces of rolling stock? I do not know how you guys can bear to do that *shudders* :eek:
I'll pick out a less precious piece and close my eyes when I drill. I'll also thank the Lord that all I have is N scale that I am poking holes into
 

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. Does the masonite hang just above the rail or is it dragging along the rails as the trains move?
Putting a bevel on the leading and trailing edge of the pad keeps it from catching any points and rails.

Drilling though one of my precious pieces of rolling stock? I do not know how you guys can bear to do that *shudders* :eek:
:D That's what you buy cheap cars for...:thumbsup: Perish the thought of doing that to a Kadee or Silver Streak:eek:...
 

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It's an original Tyco. I think it was in a Silver Streak set ,the chrome job years ago. That car gave me a set discount. Have no idea how it got melted in the set. Probably the first time out of the box.
Maybe I will experiment with a heat gun.
Even he fram got zapped a little. It actually is a nice styled caboose. I am so use to seeing the Lionel standard.

Glad you enjoyed it.
 

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I'll do the beveled edge on the front and back also. Another good idea. I was wondering about those rail joints. Thanks Shaygetz
 
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