How to clean my model train set track?

Question by C.Crowe28: How to clean my model train set track?
My train track is electric and it’s losing connection to the engine and slowing down and sometimes completely stops. My dad say the track is dirty but I don’t know how to clean it?

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Answer by DawnDaliskov
I say just get a tissue/paper towel and clean the corners by poking it in there.

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What was the name and author of this children’s book about a train?

Question by Vamphaery: What was the name and author of this children’s book about a train?
All I can remember about this book (which I read frequently as a very young child) is that it was about a boy with a train set, which he enters and conducts as if it’s real. The train is modern in nature. It isn’t a steam engine. It looks like a “bullet” train, or like a basic Lionel electric train set (red and grey.) I remember there being oval shaped windows on the train. The illustrations are more literal and straightforward than most children’s books.

Can anyone remember any books from their childhood that feature similar details? Notes: it was not “Polar Express,” “The Little Train,” or “Steam Engine.”
EDIT: Obviously, if I’m asking here, I’ve exhausted all other avenues of research at my disposal.
Further Edit: Thanks for the suggestion of the Railway Series. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be it either. The illustrations weren’t quite that true to life but they were less “cartoony” than most children’s books of the era. I read this book in the very early 80s if that helps (although some books I read as a child dated to the 1930s, so that might not be much help at all, except for the modernity of the train in the book.)

I believe the book was a one off book, rather than part of a series.
Further note: Someone yesterday (offline) recommended Choo Choo: The Runaway Train. That wasn’t it, either.

Man, it seems this just isn’t a well known book. 🙁

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Answer by Cocoa H
sometimes google helps…

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Christmas Needles and Pie: Part One

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Model Train value help!?

Question by bassdoorcounty: Model Train value help!?
I have a 1947 Marks O gauge electric train set, that is in the original box. (although the box has been opened and the train played with) It is in very good condition, and I would like to know how much it would be worth. I am not sure if marks is spelled right as it is a relative of mine that owns the train they just want me to find its value. The train is from 1947 and has the train set and track and all. I was told at the tim eit was bought in 1947 that marks was not a top brand as lionel is. Please if you could help me out I would appreciate it. I was unable to find anything on the train.

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Answer by Cyrano64
They are called Marx and while not as well known as Lionel – they were their main competition for many years…

I have a number of sites here that can help you to identify the EXACT train you have— just naming the year does not help much

This is a complete guide to everything you would need to know for toy trains

I believe that last link will help you more than anything else I could find… if not – let me know


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Trains at Stevenage | 31/12/11

Various trains at Stevenage on the ECML, on New Years Eve! 31st December 2011! INCLUDES: East Coast 91/mk4 sets & HST’s, Grand Central HST’s & 180’s, Hull Trains 180, First Capital Connect 365’s, 317 & 313’s! Also check out the EWS 67 dragging the dead 91/mk4 set! Nice little treat! 😉 This was my last trip out of 2011! So happy new year! Lets see what 2012 has to offer! COMMENT, RATE, FAVOURITE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE!! Follow me on Twitter!! @Train_Planehub
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Rokenbok Monorail Train Freight Yard and Depot HD Rokenbok’s Remote Control Monorail is simple yet sophisticated at the same time, and so much fun! It has all the features of a model train, like switches and sidings, depots and stations. Tracks are assembled from Rokenbok construction pieces, making track layouts flexible and inexpensive. Look out Thomas, this is no tank engine! This remote controlled robotic train has a powered dump bed that loads and unloads itself by remote control; interact with water towers, dumping bins, and all the other vehicles in the Rokenbok fleet. This video features several standard Rokenbok building sets. The Rail Station is an included plan from the Architect’s Dream set. The area to the right is constructed from the Monorail Storage Depot, and is the perfect playground for a Rokenbok Remote Control Fork Lift. Railroad switches and railroad crossings are featured throughout, and are inexpensive additions to any Rokenbok rail layout. The cool X shaped trestles in the back are a custom design that use the angle blocks from the Inventor’s Tool Kit or Inventor’s Tool Box sets. That’s where you will find other advanced and articulating building components like hinges, axles, pulleys, and wheels. If you are not familiar with Rokenbok, it’s a small company based in Solana Beach, California, near San Diego. The Company’s mission is to create ideal learning environments for children, and Rokenbok has been shipping its high quality, educational toy system since 1997. Rokenbok
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Inception Soundtrack HD – #10 Waiting For A Train (Hans Zimmer)

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