Hope your doing well.
I have something for ya. I made up a track cleaner.
The ones for sale here are way to expensive. Works good was easy to make. Need a how to build it I will send in a how to.
Like most of these, takes a bunch of time to clean the track. Now when I went to test it first time, I left the pad way to wide. It started off well, till it got to stuff I had track side. Wam! It started taking out stuff. I ran to it not thinking to run to the power and cut it. It outran me and got itself jammed into the bridge I made and started freaking out. I call it The DESTROYER.
Then I got an idea. Why not put a 12 volt motor on it and run 9 volts to it. Holly crap it sure cleans and super fast as well. Ya I know looks like the motor would sit still and the car spin like a helicopter lol. It did at first. Speed must have been 3500 rpms lol, so I decided better to use a 2.7 volt battery to run the beast – worked better and less scary and no more hair blowing as it spinned.
So build number 3, a smaller motor run on a 9 volt battery. Works really well and does the job super fast. Not only does it clean the top of the rail but all of it. If you like can show the members my builds some may find it interesting some may laugh and some will like them lol.
Its all about showing others what they can come up with if they think about it. The first pic is the scrubber you can add weight to the posts, the second is my upgrade to a 12 volt motor and 2.7 volt power source,the plate was added to beef up the car…the second is a smaller motor and can use 9 volt if ya like power or 2.7 volt with less force.
The pad is a dish cleaning pad.The ones with the motors will clean ya track like new and in seconds.
A big thank to Kim – I thought it was genius. I really am thinking about adding it to the ebay cheat sheet.
Don’t forget, if you have a tip, pic or video you’d like to share, just hit reply to any of the emails I send.
Or perhaps you just want to get going? The Beginners Guide is here.