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 Posted: Tue Aug 23rd, 2011 12:28 pm
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Has anyone had one of these? It's a DCC track cleaning car. I was wondering how it performed over the long run and how good it actually worked.

The pad you see on the underside rotates. There is one on the inside rail also. The speed of the rotation can be programmed into the car's decoder. With the car set to the max speed (255) there is no drag on the loco at all, in fact it seems to help the loco climb the hills.

It's not a cheap accessory ($154.00) but so far I really like it.




There is one drawback however. It draws .2 to .3 amps and I only have a 2 amp NCE Power Cab set up. I can tell that it has reduced the amperage to both of my engines, so I will have to purchase a 5 amp booster to remedy the situation.

Anyway I would like to hear any comments you have on this.

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It looks like a handy piece of kit Wayne but, like many of these "time savers", you have to spend even more to make them work !!!

I would guess an upgrade of your NCE outfit won't be just for this beastie and therefore, not a waste of money.  I understand the "starter kit" is somewhat limited once you get beyond the odd loco.

It must be ideal in your extensive tunnels.



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Petermac wrote:
It must be ideal in your extensive tunnels.

That is one important reason I bought it Petermac. I just hope it lives up to it's reputation. At least the one I heard about.

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