Category: Tech Trains

Wood boxcar – Now BACK IN STOCK

Part Number TS1097

$69.95 each

Description:

A hard black anodized aluminum chassis holds one Cratex® roller and a magnet.

Cleaning mechanism is housed in a Micro-Trains® 40 foot wood boxcar. Comes complete with Micro-Trains trucks and couplers.

NOTES: Road names may vary depending on availability.

Minumum radius 7-3/4″

Part Number TS1170

$139.95 each

(Specify “Cratex” or “canvas” when ordering)

Description:

A hard anodized aluminum chassis holds one roller and a magnet.

Comes with your choice of a Cratex® roller or a canvas covered roller.

The magnet picks up loose magnetic objects that are lying on the track. It will retrieve stray springs, nuts, bolts, coupler trips pins, track spikes and other items not wanted on your layout.

Cleaning mechanism is housed in an M.T.H. PS2 two-bay covered hopper.

NOTE: Road names may vary depending on availability.

Annihilator HO Scale Track Cleaning Car

Part Number TS1165

$159.95 each

Description:

The Annihilator is one of the meanest weapons in Aztec’s arsenal of HO cleaning products to fight the war on dirty track. It was engineered for ease of use and minimal maintenance. It can be run in a train and go unnoticed without hitting scenery or derailing.

A hard black anodized aluminum chassis holds two free rolling canvas (Sidewinder™) rollers, a magnet and a fluid reservoir (1/2 oz. capacity).

There is a valve to regulate the amount of cleaning liquid dispensed to the front roller. The rear roller is run “dry” (without any liquid) and mops up loosened grime. A clear plastic lid covers the reservoir allowing you to see when it is running out of fluid. Turn valve about one quarter turn for ten seconds or so. Turn off and run for 10 to 15 minutes (or change times to suit).

This stealthy lightweight tips the scales at a mere 7-3/4 ounces soaking wet. The Annihilator will clean in either direction but works best with the magnet to the rear.

The custom painted RoundhouseŽ 40ft gondola is gray with black “M.W.” and dimi data. No road or end numbers are provided. The modeler may apply decals (not included) in the railroad of his choice. To finish off the car the hobbyist might want to cover the mechanism with a piece of cloth (not supplied) to simulate a tarp.

Equipped with KadeeŽ couplers.

NOTE: Road names may vary depending on availability.

Some assembly is required.

Each Aztec track cleaning car comes complete with one, two or three rollers depending on model, as specified in the product description.

To add flexibility to your track cleaner, you may wish to purchase an additional roller(s). N scale rollers come in three types: the Cratex® roller, the Sidewinder™ (canvas covered) roller, and the Cobra™ (Handi Wipes® covered) roller.

The Cratex roller must be run “dry” (without any track cleaning fluid). The Sidewinder can be run either dry or with the cleaning fluid of your choice. The Cobra is designed to be run “wet” (with cleaning fluid).

N Scale Predator™ Track Cleaning Car

Now you can “have it all” with this complete track cleaning system: rollers to run either with or without fluid, a magnet to pick up ferrous objects, and brushes that dust off the rails.

The heart of The Predator is its two piece hard anodized aluminum chassis. It houses one of three rollers, a magnet and three brushes.

All three rollers are included with the Predator. They include one each of the original Cratex® rubberized abrasive roller which is to be run dry (without fluid), a Handi Wipes® roller to run with the cleaning fluid of your choice, and a canvas covered roller which can be used either with or without fluid. They are easily interchangeable without disassembling the car.

The Predator comes in an Atlas® 42 ft gondola with Micro-Trains® trucks and body mounted Magne-Matic® couplers.

The Predator N scale track cleaning car
Part Number TS1116
$99.95 each

N Scale Mini Monsoon™ Track Cleaning Car

Aztec’s Mini Monsoon was engineered for ease of use and minimal maintenance. The body houses a fluid reservoir, a canvas covered roller, three brushes and a magnet. The tank is exposed but may be disguised as a transformer or any other large oversize load. Micro-Trains® trucks and body mounted Magne-Matic® couplers finish off this beauty.

These are the features:

  • Micro-Trains® trucks and body mounted Magne-Matic® couplers. The Mini Monsoon was designed to run behind the locomotive, most of which have body mounted couplers. Body mounting the couplers allows the car to follow the locomotive in a more prototypical manner than truck mounted couplers. This will provide for better tracking and ease of running on tighter radius track with less possibility of de-railing.
  • A canvas roller is positioned at one end of the car which allows The Mini Monsoon to negotiate a 9″ radius curve track without hitting scenery or switch machines.
  • Three brushes dust the top of the rails helping to dry off any fluid that may be left behind by the canvas roller. This car can run in either direction without any problems. Roller to the front is the most efficient.
  • The magnet picks up any loose magnetic objects lying on the track. It will retrieve stray track spikes, Micro-Trains trip pins, nuts, bolts, springs and any other magnetic items not wanted on your layout.
  • The Mini Monsoon cleaning mechanism comes housed in an Atlas 40 ft gondola which allows it to run through steam era tunnel portals. It is factory painted and printed in assorted road names. By using this body style we were able to incorporate a 10 cc reservoir to hold track cleaning fluid.

The Mini Monsoon N scale track cleaning car
Part Number TS1115
$89.95 each

N Scale Eliminator™ Track Cleaning Car

The Eliminator cleaning mechanism comes housed in an exclusive special run Atlas body. This 21000 series boxcar is printed with “MW” (maintenance of the way) and dimi data. Space is provided for you to add the road name and road number of your choice (decals not included). The Eliminator is painted MW gray.

  • Micro-Trains® trucks and body mounted Magne-Matic® couplers. The Eliminator is designed to follow the locomotive, most of which have body mounted couplers. Body mounted couplers on the track cleaner allow the car to follow the locomotive more closely than truck mounted couplers, providing better tracking and negotiating tighter radius track without de-railing.
  • Cratex®, canvas, or Handi Wipes® covered roller is positioned at the far end of the car frame. This also allows The Eliminator to go around a 9″ radius track.
  • Three dry brushes sweep rails clean of dust left by the Cratex wheel. The cleaner works in either direction but is most effective with the roller to the front.
  • Magnet picks up any loose magnetic objects lying on the track The magnet will retrieve stray track spikes, Micro-Trains trip pins, nuts, bolts, springs and any other magnetic items not wanted on your layout.

The Eliminator N scale track cleaning car
(9″ minimum radius)
Part Number TS1107
$64.95 each
(Specify “Cratex”, “canvas” or “Handi Wipes®” roller when ordering)

N Scale Track Star™ Track Cleaning Car

One Cratex®, canvas or Handi Wipes® covered roller housed in an Atlas / Roco 40 ft boxcar with roofwalk.

Track Star N scale track cleaning car
Part Number TS1101
$44.95 each
(Specify “Cratex”, “canvas” or “Handi Wipes®” roller when ordering)

N Scale Track Star™ Track Cleaning Car

One Cratex®, canvas or Handi Wipes® covered roller housed in a Bachmann® 40 ft high cube boxcar without roofwalk.

Track Star N scale track cleaning car
Part Number TS1102
$44.95 each
(Specify “Cratex”, “canvas” or “Handi Wipes®” roller when ordering)

Shown above is the Life-Like N scale C425 with an Aztec-modified frame and a Digitrax DZ143 decoder installed. Aztec machines frames for a variety of locomotives from Atlas, Con-Cor, Kato and Lifelike.

Track Master DCC-Ready Plug and Play Frames

The photo above shows an Aztec-modified Plug and Play frame installed in an Atlas GP40. These frames are machined to accommodate the new MRC 0001636 decoder board and speaker assembly in Atlas Plug and Play (PnP) locomotives.

These Track Master frames are factory frames which have been precision machined to accommodate the new MRC DCC with Sound decoder with speaker (MRC part number 0001636).

Click here to read Model Railroader’s product review “MRC + Aztec = DCC sound for N scale” by David Popp.

For installation follow the manufacturer’s instructions that are included with your decoder board. Click here for the PDF version of these instructions.

Click here to see Jim Reising’s sound installation in an Atlas GP40 Plug and Play locomotive..

If you don’t want to “do-it-yourself”, please see our list of DCC installers.

It’s easy to place your order. Just send us your stripped down stock frame(s), along with payment, and we will send back Track Master DCC-ready frame(s), usually within 48 hours.

For hardwired installation of Digitrax®, Lenz, MRC™, North Coast Engineering™, TCS and ZIMO decoders

Track Master frames are factory frames which have been precision machined to accommodate DCC decoders. Aztec machines frames for a variety of locomotives from Atlas®, Con-Cor, Kato and Life-Like®.

Each Track Master comes with easy-to-follow installation instructions. These illustrated step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of installing your decoder. Included is a list of tools required for the installation. (If you don’t want to “do-it-yourself” please see our list of Recommended DCC installers.)

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