We have a member in our DCC club that I know never cleans his track on his aprox 20'x10' layout. Hard to believe I know but it is very true.
The secret is a good electronic contact cleaner obtainable from an electronic shop. It is plastic friendly and does not leave any residue.
Our club member infrequently squirts a little on track and runs trains thru it. Which is all he ever does
I do the same but as my layout is in an unlined shed I clean my track once every 3months whether it needs it or not. I squirt some contact cleaner into my CMX clean machine( any fluid type track cleaning wagon will do) and run it around layout.
If you don't have a track cleaning wagon, glue a piece of cork to a wooden block, squirt contact fluid on cork and gently rub track.
I have been doing this for over 12 months with no detrimental affect to anything and our club member has been using contact cleaner for much longer.
The secret is a good electronic contact cleaner obtainable from an electronic shop. It is plastic friendly and does not leave any residue
I think that is the same as German made smoke/ track cleaner fluids Seuthe and SR24
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