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Woodland Scenics TT4560 Tidy Track Roto Wheel Cleaner Feedback

Woodlands Scenic TT4560 Tidy Track Roto Wheel CleanerKevin posted:

“I am thinking of getting a Woodland Scenics TT4560 tidy track roto engine wheel cleaner HO version and would like feedback on how efficient they are. My understanding is you put your engine on this device and it cleans the wheels. Sounds easy, but what happens when the engine is tender driven with the tender having rubber wheels? I’m just not sure how this would work?”

One Response to Woodland Scenics TT4560 Tidy Track Roto Wheel Cleaner Feedback

  • Frank Bsays:

    Yes ! I don’t know this particular cleaner, but if the loco wheels are completely freewheeling, the conductive cleaning brushes won’t drive them. But they need to be clean, as they pick up the current to drive the motor in the tender.

    My method is to use a brass rotary wire brush in a 12V drill to polish wheel rims.
    The friction usually turns the wheels to make the job quick.

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