I posted here about my issue with Amor All treatment for the ties but didn’t get a response. I figure I would start a new thread for my particular issue.
I applied Amor All original formula about a week ago. I have noticed ever since then a significant drop in traction of my trains. I was running them all tonight and my SD70’s have been having issues pulling, especially on grades. They have no traction tires. My GP-38’s struggle too but a little less.
Here’s what I have tried
- Cleaning with a track cleaner block. The block has gotten kind of greasy.
- Mr. Clean magic eraser. Track was still kind of greasy.
- 320 grit sand paper with a light rub. Sand paper was dirty pretty quick.
I inspected the wheels of my SD70’s and they do in fact feel kind of greasy now as well.
The tie’s look great but the track seems slippery then it used to. It has not rained really since I applied it.
At this point I am not sure how much has rubbed off on to both the wheels of the engines and the wheels of the car and am concerned that even if I clean the top of the rails, the cars and engines will still have slickness to them. Are the sides of the rails really used for traction much?
Looking for advice on how to clean, or how long before the traction for my trains will go back to normal.