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High Beech Slot Car Club has been donated an incredible job lot of Scalextric track (and cars and buildings and controllers and ...), and the kind lady who donated it suggested we sell it to augment club funds.

A lot of the track is in good to excellent condition, but some is not. Rails are a tad rusty and we would like to clean it all up and sell it. What's the best way to clean the rails? I suspect that something abrasive is not the way to go.

Proven methods would be much appreciated.

Martin
 

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Plebys is the stuff you need. LINKY

A proven product over many years.

However...............
if the track has any serious rust then it is too late - junk it. Once it is there the surface coating has gone and the rust will return quite soon.

There is a lot of work required to clean large amounts of track and it may not be worth your while. Track is usually worth the best part of bugger all and often has to be given away.

It would probably be better to concentrate on any specialised track such as pit stops (which do have value) and the buildings etc.
 

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Thanks for that info. I suspect that most of the track is in good nick and that we'll see how much work is involved. There are all sorts of interesting bits of track like the skid chicane that is wired up to make a noise when the oil cans and the straw bales are hit. There's so much we haven't opened all the containers yet.

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Nice find on the Penalty Chicane (A261). They were only made between 1966 & 1968, so they`re not the most common piece of track.
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Kev.
 

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Kev,

Every box and bag we open is like a journey into the unknown. John identified the penalty chicane - I didn't have a clue.

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