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Author Topic: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine  (Read 2190 times)

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Saw one of these in action yesterday and it was very impressive. What's great is that it is easier to pull around due to the clever design and different pad material which is also proven to last longer than CMX's I understand that it is also available in 4mm scale. It is certainly on my Santa list in 2mm.  I have no connection with Digitrains.

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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 12:21:44 am »
Saw one of these in action yesterday and it was very impressive. What's great is that it is easier to pull around due to the clever design and different pad material which is also proven to last longer than CMX's I understand that it is also available in 4mm scale. It is certainly on my Santa list in 2mm.  I have no connection with Digitrains.


No picture of the N gauge version, but presumably the shrink ray has been applied to the OO version??

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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 07:41:04 am »
No picture of the N gauge version, but presumably the shrink ray has been applied to the OO version??

http://www.digitrains.co.uk/ecommerce/general-accessories/track-and-wheel-cleaners/
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Not sure as I didn't see one in the shop either - I was offered the information by the guy behind the counter when I purchased an N gauge loco.

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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2016, 05:50:04 pm »
I have found it is easiest to push my cmnx around the layout as it cleans dirty track ahead of the loco and works easier than pulling

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Re: Digitrains ins in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 08:37:59 pm »
Update to Digitrains track cleaner. Picked up my N gauge version yesterday 78. Very impressed and I think more than equal to CMX model. Able to pull up a long 1:60 with 0-6-0 single Loco. Very well engineered and looks as though it will outlast me. Nice black colour I removed the Digitrains stickers as they look too modern for 1960s era.

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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2016, 10:39:39 pm »
any chance of some pictures??
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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2016, 10:54:11 pm »
Looks to me like a lighter version of the CMX, but it is far cheaper so certainly worth considering. It would seem to me that the greater effort required to pull the CMX would be an advantage as this implies that the cleaning pad is pushing down harder on the rails and doing a better job scrubbing them. Having to replace the pads more frequently on the CMX may just mean that it is picking up more dirt.

Traction is an issue. My Farish 6-axle class 55 will pull my CMX just fine, but an Atlas 4-axle diesel (GP9) and my Farish Jinty can't. With smaller locos, double heading seems to be necessary.

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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 07:32:24 am »
Having looked at both models it appears to me that the fibres on the Digitrains cleaning pad are finer and more dense. The pad is adjustable for pressure downwards too.
It cleans perfectly.
It does not have a rear coupling but does have a long front coupling (standard UK type).

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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 12:10:13 pm »
Looks very similar to this one, but more expensive by a couple of quid.
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24462.0
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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2016, 01:22:12 pm »
None of the problems mentioned with the Sharge apply to the Digitrains model. In my experience!

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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 02:48:41 pm »
Never had any issues with mine.
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Re: Digitrains in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2016, 09:18:58 pm »
I have used ipa in my Sharge and the paint is falling off, I managed to narrow the clip myself but it is still too high and catches on my footbridge in my station.
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Re: Digitrains ins in Lincoln are producing a rival to the CMX Clean Machine
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2016, 05:05:03 pm »
Update to Digitrains track cleaner. Picked up my N gauge version yesterday 78. Very impressed and I think more than equal to CMX model. Able to pull up a long 1:60 with 0-6-0 single Loco. Very well engineered and looks as though it will outlast me. Nice black colour I removed the Digitrains stickers as they look too modern for 1960s era.

Any chance of a picture? The digitrains site photo still has the OO Gauge version. Thanks for the review! I may get one of these, as I will need a track cleaning solution for my new room-sized layout (once it's built lol) and the CMX is just soooo expensive.

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