I like it Mike but it aint a quick fix, the cleaning pads are on the skates and have a metal grid in the fabric that do pick up the crud. The batteries in mine last about 2 hours so I put it out early on a running day and finish off with the lgb track cleaner prior to trains out. All in all I have no regrets in buying this.Layout looks really good Kim.
I have an LGB track cleaner and while it is good once the really bad crud is removed, it does have trouble with my incline until the track is partially clean.
I was thinking about a battery jobbie and the Piko one could do the business of carrying out the 'first' passes before the LGB one is utilised.
Is the Piko one good on really badly oxidised track?
One word answer? No.. - It takes too long.Is the Piko one good on really badly oxidised track?
The Rio Grande A+B and coaches and Santa Fe A+B and coaches are lovely but the coaches are, for me, to big and I have marks on a couple of coaches so I leave them on the shelf and stick to electric steamers.Oh, that's a shame - wrong scale for me I'm afraid - but a nice set
One word answer? No.. - It takes too long.
It relies on the springs of the skates to apply pressure, so quite 'gentle'.
It DOES clean track, but you need it to be running round for quite a while.. One big advantage, is it is a lot less aggressive then the LGB track cleaning loco, and (almost) silent.
Just my opinion, of course.
It's ok at pulling a couple of box cars but have stand by batteries ready! I have to say, again, that I have no regrets about buying this loco.But how is it for pulling power ? If I were to buy one and use it to pull trains, instead of cleaning track, would it serve me well ?