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Hi folks

new to this forum and putting together a along the wall layout in my basement for christmas and beyond.  I have some realtrax and I am getting more to do an easy layout.  Have done a couple of HO layouts with flex trak and cork roadbed but want to skip that with realtrax.  I have some stuff on some of the track of unknown origin but it looks green, anyway, what it the best way to clean the track for both corrosion (or what ever this is) and for clean running.

Thanks!

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Hello Robbin. I to use MTH real trap. I got started with that in the mid 1980’s. I currently have a layout in the garage. I live in Florida near the Gulf. I get allot of corrosion and dirt. I live in a new development and the new house construction has just come to a end. Dirt was everywhere. I have been using lighter fluid on a piece of t-shirt. On the spots what will not clean I use real fine sand paper. I’m sure this is not the best way to keep the track clean but it does work very well. I have a Lionel tracking car that I put fluid in but it really just rides around not doing a very good job?

Isopropyl alcohol or lighter fluid and paper towels. If you have tunnels or you don’t have enough elbow grease, Centerline Products makes a good track cleaner that you pull (or push) behind your locomotive. They recommend Goo Gone. It removes the filth but I still feel the need to clean with alcohol or lighter fluid after the Goo Gone to remove any residue.

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