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Not always the case. Can clean track and will perfrom well. Will never be nice and shiny again, but a lot of folks spend a great deal of time weathering their track.
 

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Not always the case. Can clean track and will perfrom well. Will never be nice and shiny again, but a lot of folks spend a great deal of time weathering their track.
I agree with blk69.
What gauge (scale) track is it?
 

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Sorry not sure, just getting into this I've had train for about 38 years, its lionel and three rails. What do I clean it with.

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Mike,

Pins should be cleaned from rust. Dremel wire brush wheel works nicely.

As for the inside of the track "tube" where the pins go ... tricky to get to, but if it's rusty in there, it'll certainly adversely affect track conductivity, and slow down your train away from transformer power hookup. "Reckers" here on the forum offered a nice tip of using a "welder's tip cleaning tool" to poke into the track tubes ... sort of like small, round files.

Inserting/removing/insterting the pins themselves will help to dislodge any surface rust and improved metal-to-metal contact.

TJ
 
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