No more tedious wheel cleaning! Clean locomotives and rolling stock wheels quickly, without scratching. Roto Wheel Cleaner cleans all wheels at once and quickly. Power from transformer or track, the Wheel Cleaner works with both analog (DC) and digital (DCC) control systems. HO scale Roto Wheel Cleaner will accommodate locomotives up to 12" (30.5 cm) and rolling stock up to 10 1/4" (26.0 cm).
The unit did not work at all using the white strip, and I could not remove it due to the strong adhesive quality of the backing strip. In the meantime I have resorted to using lacquer thinner sparingly applied to a paper towel on top of portable HO track. With the track powered, I can hold one half of a locomotive in place on the track and gently lower the other wheels onto the paper towel. This has worked wonders. Next I will try using the Roto Wheel Cleaner once again with the newly cleaned locomotives.