Turn your MTH Passenger car into a track cleaning car:

Keeping with my practice of having one car per consist setup as a track cleaner to ensure the track rail tops stay perfectly clean, I reworked one of my MTH Passenger Cars to add track cleaner pads on one of the trucks. 

I've found the easiest way to add track cleaner pads to any truck is to cut some properly sized pieces of wood and hot glue them to the bottom of the truck between the wheels.  I make sure I paint them black before installing them to ensure they stay masked from view.  Once the blocks are glued in place, I then apply a strip of this Scotch outdoor double-stick tape to hold the finishing pads in place.

I use 3M finishing pads for the cleaner pads and have found these work best compared to some other brands I've used.  If you can't find them at your local hardware store, I ordered a big box from  www.acehardwareoutlet.com - (Item # 17672).

Photos of the installed cleaner pads:

You will need to periodically replace the pads.  All you do is pull the finishing pad and adhesive off and apply new. 



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