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This is the evergreen PIKO Track Cleaning vehicle with a modern British twist.

Fitted with NEM tension lock couplings, this vehicle is hauled around your layout and dust is collected by the track cleaning pads mounted underneath the wagon.

This wagon is in no way prototypical but will be an essential part of keeping your track clean.

A replacement cleaning pad can be purchased under reference GM4930101.

 

Scale: OO

Product Type: Wagon

Continent: UK

Country: British

Operator: Network Rail

Length over buffers:160mm

Minimum Radius: 358mm

Couplings:NEM Tension Lock

Age recommendation:14 years and older

 

GM4430101 Network Rail Track Cleaning Wagon

Only £39.95

 

Available September 2019

 

N Scale

 

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This is the evergreen Minitrix Track Cleaning vehicle with a modern British twist.

Fitted with UK compatible couplings, this vehicle is hauled around your layout and dust is collected by the track cleaning pads mounted underneath the wagon.

This wagon is in no way prototypical but will be an essential part of keeping your track clean.

Replacement cleaning pads can be purchased under reference GM2920101.

 

Scale: N

Product Type: Wagon

Continent: UK

Country: British

Operator: Network Rail

Couplings: NEM British N

Age recommendation: 14 years and older

 

GM2420101 Network Rail Track Cleaning Wagon

Only £34.95

 

Available October 2019

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Any plans to issue it in a livery thats more appropriate for the Steam or Early diesel periods?

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I'm thinking the N scale version in a 1980's livery would look the part, especially as it is similar in outline to the continental refrigerated van's that operated to and from Scotland for a time.

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10 minutes ago, JohnR said:

Any plans to issue it in a livery thats more appropriate for the Steam or Early diesel periods?

Given that "This wagon is in no way prototypical" anyway, and its use is intermittent track maintenance, does it matter?

You could always paint it to make it less 'prominent'.

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6 minutes ago, truffy said:

Given that "This wagon is in no way prototypical" anyway, and its use is intermittent track maintenance, does it matter?

You could always paint it to make it less 'prominent'.

 

I can live with it not representing an exact prorotype, but being in lurid hi-vis yellow i draw the line at. One could equally ask why wasnt it in a neutral colour that modern image modellers could have painted yellow if they wished?

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I suspect it doesn't matter what colour it's painted in, someone will complain they wanted a different one...

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46 minutes ago, JohnR said:

 

I can live with it not representing an exact prorotype, but being in lurid hi-vis yellow i draw the line at. One could equally ask why wasnt it in a neutral colour that modern image modellers could have painted yellow if they wished?

is it any less prototypical than a dirty great big hand dragging a rubber down the tracks.

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I like the N gauge one, brings back memories of the rake of Ford ones my dad had on his railway when i was a kid.

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It really just needs a giraffe TBH

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14 minutes ago, woodenhead said:

I like the N gauge one, brings back memories of the rake of Ford ones my dad had on his railway when i was a kid.

 

The PECO ones? They're still available. Used to see the real ones all the time.

 

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=PENR-P55&style=main&strType=&Mcode=Peco+NR-P55

 

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=PENR-P57A&style=main&strType=&Mcode=Peco+NR-P57A

 

 

 

 

Jason

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Ah. I've never seen any like that before. Real or model.

 

 

We used to take the dogs for a walk by the Ford Halewood plant years ago just to see what was about. Usually 25s and 47s, but sometimes you got something like a 40.

 

 

Jason

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Hey, you guys have seriously missed the point of this offering.

 

It is a vehicle for cleaning the track.

 

Although not prototypical, is it not down to Notwork Fail to maintain the track these days?

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3 hours ago, JohnDMJ said:

Hey, you guys have seriously missed the point of this offering.

 

It is a vehicle for cleaning the track.

 

Although not prototypical, is it not down to Notwork Fail to maintain the track these days?

 

Too modern for me then. I'll just have to use a couple of Irish navvies with a potato.

 

 

 

Jason

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Just a thought, and my ignorance, but that pad looks quite wide - agreed, good coverage.

 

Are there any problems encountered going over points, junctions?

Are they substantially heavier than 'a normal carriage / wagon'?

 

Al.

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20 hours ago, JohnR said:

Any plans to issue it in a livery thats more appropriate for the Steam or Early diesel periods?

Since the vehicle in neither scale approximates to any UK vehicle of those eras, isn't this a bit pointless?

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22 minutes ago, Oldddudders said:

Since the vehicle in neither scale approximates to any UK vehicle of those eras, isn't this a bit pointless?

 

No harm in making it more acceptable is there? After all, since it doesnt approximate anything Network Rail owns or operates, why paint it in those colours? At least Dapol didnt attempt that.

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1 hour ago, JohnR said:

 

No harm in making it more acceptable is there? After all, since it doesnt approximate anything Network Rail owns or operates, why paint it in those colours? At least Dapol didnt attempt that.

 

Didn't they?   

 

https://www.hattons.co.uk/84211/dapol_b800network_non_motorised_oo_track_cleaner_with_motorised_cleaning_heads_and_vacuum_in_netwo/stockdetail.aspx

 

:jester:

 

 

Jason

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Are these track cleaning wagons effective ( I realise these are not out yet but similar Wagons have been produced before I believe)?

thanks

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I use the brass CMX one which is pretty effective - although much more expensive that the Gaugemaster offering. Again it doesn't resemble anything running in the UK and it's HO rather than OO but as it only comes out occasionally it doesn't matter to me. 

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On 07/07/2019 at 14:20, Markwj said:

Are these track cleaning wagons effective ( I realise these are not out yet but similar Wagons have been produced before I believe)?

thanks

 

I've never used one. But they have always seemed to sell and manufacturers have had them in their ranges for years. Even going back to the days of Triang, the advert below is from 1962..

 

I would guess where they are useful is the places that are out of reach.

 

Track_Cleaning_Car_R344,_Triang_Railways

 

 

Jason

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2 hours ago, Steamport Southport said:

 

I've never used one. But they have always seemed to sell and manufacturers have had them in their ranges for years. Even going back to the days of Triang, the advert below is from 1962..

 

I would guess where they are useful is the places that are out of reach.

 

https://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/w/images/Track_Cleaning_Car_R344,_Triang_Railways_(TRCat_1962).jpg

 

 

Jason

 

Is that an almost used up toilet roll underneath the wagon???...just think you could clean your track and defecate at the same time :jester:

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