Replacement pads for LGB 5005 Track Cleaning Attachment

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Hello
I have one of the LGB track cleaning attachments fitted to the underside of a wagon as per the picture. The pads need replacing and I wonder if any one had any ideas as to what to use and how to attach them without buying the LGB ones. I am sure I saw on here an alternative and cheaper option.

Bill
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dunnyrail

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Hello
I have one of the LGB track cleaning attachments fitted to the underside of a wagon as per the picture. The pads need replacing and I wonder if any one had any ideas as to what to use and how to attach them without buying the LGB ones. I am sure I saw on here an alternative and cheaper option.

BillView attachment 251339
Well you could buy a Massoth Track Rubber Spare and cut it up to fit. Probably enough for 6-8 changes.
 
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phils2um

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I used Elmer's Saf-T contact cement (a water clean up contact cement) to glue my replacements on. It does not attack the plastic or the elastomer used in the pad.

Phil S.
 
dunnyrail

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PhilP

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Considering the investment in stock, track etc. does it matter which (and how much) in the greater scheme of things Railway in the Garden?

They do last for a-g-e-s, after all? :nerd::think::think:
 
JimmyB

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I use the Massoth pads, bought a set for my second hand cleaner early last year, same set still in use and working, not an expensive solution and IMHO worth the money.
 
korm kormsen

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when i bought my cleaner (nearly 50 years ago) they had no fancy pads.
they had pieces of sandingpaper glued under the scates.

actually there is the ??th generation of sanding paper on duty.
 
dunnyrail

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Considering the investment in stock, track etc. does it matter which (and how much) in the greater scheme of things Railway in the Garden?

They do last for a-g-e-s, after all? :nerd::think::think:
True but he was looking for cheaper options.
 
Martino

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I have used VERY fine grade glass/sand paper stuck on with double sided tape. That worked well. I also tried bits of 3M green scourers stuck on with double sided tape, that worked too but the thickness tended to lift the wagon to which it was attached. That was all very cheap.

As I’m battery powered these days, I have my cleaner attached to a particularly heavy brake van and use the sandpaper stuck on to just remove any grit that is on the track, rather than to actually clean the surface. Indeed, I’m looking at modifying the device to have a sort of brush rather than an abrasive surface.
 
JimmyB

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I do find that with the pads in place the plungers are almost fully retracted when on the line, and some "tweaking" is required to get a firm pressure and the wheels in contact with the track.