GB TV & Trains has been selected by R&L Lines to handle their line of track cleaning cars. The cars are called “Track Scrubbers” and they feature a unique approach to track cleaning. At the heart of the system are foam rollers that offset at an angle to the track. This approach is so revolutionary that a Permanent Patent has been granted. Several benefits are derived from the offset angle, among them are:
1) A scrubbing motion is imparted to the roller.
2) Significantly quicker cleaning of the rails
3) A wider area of the foam roller contacts each rail (15mm of contact versus 1.5mm for a straight roller or pad) thus the roller absorbs ten times the dirt over a straight roller.
These cars feature
To use the “Track Scrubber”, simply pull the car around your layout with an engine. The manufacturer recommends a citrus cleaner such as “Goo Gone”, “Goo Off” or “Goo Remover” brands to moisten (not drench) the rollers for initial cleaning and then after a few laps around the layout, switch to the dry rollers to remove excess cleaner.
The “Track Scrubber” is available in three versions at this time, O/O-27 gauge 3-rail, Standard gauge (Lionel style couplers), and G gauge (with knuckle or Euro Link/Loop couplers).
$99.99 (MSRP $109.99) O/O-27 gauge 3-rail with Lionel style couplers (includes 4 rollers, cleaning solution included)
$129.99 (MSRP $139.99) Standard gauge with Lionel style couplers (includes 4 rollers, cleaning solution included)
$129.99 (MSRP $139.99) G gauge with Knuckle or Euro Link/Loop couplers (includes 4 rollers, cleaning solution included)
$2.99 (MSRP $5.99) O/O-27 Cleaning roller 2 pack
$4.49 (MSRP $6.99) G/Standard gauge Cleaning roller 2 pack
$2.99 (MSRP $4.99) Goo Gone brand cleaning fluid (3 oz.)
NOTE: GB TRAIN SHOP has tested these cars and in my opinion, these are the best track cleaners made! If you have questions, call and ask for John!