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Motorised track cleaner

B800
Dapol

Scale: OO (1/76)

Motorised track cleaner

This model needs to be hauled by a locomotive, as 'motorised' merely reflects the motor driving the cleaning heads and not the movement of the model.

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£ 77.55

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ScaleOO (1/76)

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Motorised track cleaner

This model needs to be hauled by a locomotive, as 'motorised' merely reflects the motor driving the cleaning heads and not the movement of the model.

Replacement heads, pads and consumables are also available from our website whould you need them.

Please only use a 'plastic compatible' cleaner for filling the fluid reservior in the track cleaner. Dapol can not be held responsible for damage caused by other cleaning fluid and only recommend Dapol track cleaning fluid (Dapol Track Cleaning Fluid is not included with the model).

The model is DCC ready.

This must be the ultimate track cleaning device available to OO/HO modellers. It can be used for all types of track cleaning operations from the removal of heavy deposits, through to vacuuming of dust and light debris and brushing of the ballast and track.

It has the great advantage that it can access all track on your layout, including in tunnels, under bridges, under station canopies/roofs and under catenary. It is also DCC-Ready, being equipped with an 8-pin decoder socket.

This allows independent control of the on-board motor that turns the cleaning attachments and provides the vacuum suction. The unit itself is NOT self-propelled and requires towing or propelling with a suitable locomotive from your roster. For best results, choose a reliable locomotive and preferably one that is heavy.

Some users even paint and weather their Dapol Track Cleaners to represent permanent-way machinery and use them in permanent way trains! The on-board motor drives one of the following changeable clip-on attachments;- an abrasive head for stubborn dirt removal, a polishing head for rail polishing, a vacuum cleaner for lifting dust and light dirt. In conjunction with these revolving attachments, a fixed foam pad can be fed with track-cleaning solution from the onboard reservoir.

The unit has to be removed from the track in order to change the attachments, but this is a small price to pay for the versatility, and the ease-of use once back on the track.

The track cleaner has NEM pockets so that you can easily fit your preferred choice of coupling. Included in the package are 2 abrasive scrubbing pads and 2 polishing pads.

Spares are also available separately; Track Cleaner accessory pack ref. B803, Track Cleaning Pads ref. B804, and Track Cleaning fluid B805. Alternatively, Woodland Scenics WTT4554 Tidy Track Clean Track Solution could also be used.