|I cut a cork in half for use as a track cleaner.|
"Before moving the freight cars back onto the newly cleaned sections, a piece of cork was rubbed over the rail heads to remove dirt. I use wine bottle corks that are cut lengthwise into a half cylinder. No fluid was applied, although I have soaked the cork face with 90% Isopropyl alcohol to clean the track a couple of times. Usually the dry cork face is enough to remove the light film that accumulates between monthly sessions. A few corks are kept handy for track cleaning."
Notes on Designing, Building, and Operating Model Railroads
|A cork in use on the White River Division. Thanks to my wife I have a stockpile of corks and a lot of empties to return for deposit. She is happy to do her part in keeping my layout clean and running.|