How to clean model railway track

How to clean model railway track.

Model railway track will get dirty, dust fluff and just running trains will create dirt on the track, for good running its essential that this is maintained.

There are a number of cleaning products out there, the most common is a track rubber or some form of light spirits such as methylated spirits on a cloth, just on the top of the rail, don’t get it on the plastic sleepers, as it can cause damage. Additionally the wheels should be kept clean on your locomotives and stock to help ensure good running.

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About North Western Models


At North Western Models we believe that it’s the detail that brings a model railway to life.

North Western Models was established in 2015 by Kevin Colley and Christopher Gore as an online model shop based in Stockport, Cheshire. Initially dealing with high quality detailing accessories and kits, North Western Models prides itself in serving the model railway community to promote the notion that detailing helps to bring a model railway to life.

Kevin and Christopher have a lifelong passion with railways in general and also with model railways. Between them, they have planned, built and exhibited a number of layouts in 00 and N gauge at various local model shows. Kevin and Christopher regularly attend a number of exhibitions each year, either trading as North Western Models or with one of their layouts which is currently on the exhibition circuit.

Kevin Colley, North Western Models Co-founder
Kevin Colley, North Western Models Co-founder