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Tomix Track Cleaner
« on: April 02, 2011, 07:59:15 pm »
I received mine today, second hand from Findus.  I just need to paint a few places with the new livery. 

Here are some before and after pictures......




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Re: Tomix Track Cleaner
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 08:04:47 pm »
I received mine today, second hand from Findus.  I just need to paint a few places with the new livery. 

Here are some before and after pictures......






I know that cleaner from somewhere  :P looks good!

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Re: Tomix Track Cleaner
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 09:03:29 pm »
Should it keep cutting out? ???  Very annoying!

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Re: Tomix Track Cleaner
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 09:15:06 pm »
Should it keep cutting out? ???  Very annoying!

No have you got the attachment in correct?
if its in at an angle it will short out due to stress on the motor, took me some time to get it perfect.
another thing i found was i put to much cleaner in and it covers the track in crap..
apart from that it works a treat..
is it running on dcc? i only ever used it on dc not sure how that would affect it  ???

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Re: Tomix Track Cleaner
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 09:49:51 pm »
I'm running it on DC, with the 90.....  It's ok now, i think the hoover attachment must have been slightly off like you said.  The hoover is very powerful!

So, I'm guessing that when the polisher is in, I need to put the fluid in?  What does the metal brass bit do?   ???  Wish I could find instructions. :D

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Re: Tomix Track Cleaner
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 10:02:15 pm »
Hi Tank , 

Just looked at my instructions they are Japanese with diagrams apart  from a list of contents  in english  he brass part is for  flow  with your cleaning fluid similar  to the regulator screw on the CMX  cleaning machine to the best of my knowledge ,    talking of cleaning fluid not sure if IPA  is ok  to use in the Tomix cleaner.

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Re: Tomix Track Cleaner
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 10:03:26 pm »
try this page! http://jmtn.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/tomixs-cleaning-sytems/

the brass thing i think is to help the fluid down the hole... i think  :P

soft pad use the fluid but do the sand paper one first then hover then polish

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Re: Tomix Track Cleaner
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 10:11:31 pm »
I like what you have done to this model.

I bought mine about 15 years ago, when it was more or less a brand new release and found it had some limitations. I found it a little unreliable, esepcailly the vacuum functionality. It disliked points, and proved to be very heavy and taxing for the Tomix DE10 I bought to haul it. In fact it needed one of the Minitrix class 47s to haul it at a consistent speed to ensure it worked properly.

To be honest, I was disappointed with it as a working bit of kit; although the theory was great. It completely died about five years ago.

Over the last few years I understand that Tomix have worked to improve reliability, and the range of colours has expanded dramatically - I rather like the yellow 'Dr Yellow' Shinkansen maintenance train version...a bit of fun.

On a wider point, I have tried all manner of cleaners, both manual and automatic; however have yet to find anything more effective than that little track rubber - combined with a bit of puff - from PECO.

 

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