Model Railroad Accessories-Track cleaning cars in all scales including HO, N, O & On30, Z, S and G, plus N scale DCC frames
Replacement canvas roller covers
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The Sidewinder (canvas covered) Roller

Available to fit most Aztec track cleaning cars

Sidewinder rollers

The Sidewinder is a canvas covered roller which can be run either “wet” (using whatever type of liquid cleaner you prefer) or dry (without any fluid). The canvas roller is meant to be used as an alternative to the Cratex roller which comes standard in most Aztec track cleaners.

The N scale Sidewinder is made of solid brass. Aluminum is used for all other scales.

The canvas is contact-cemented onto the roller and will last for quite a long time. (Useful life of the canvas will vary depending on the amount of usage, the type of fluid applied and track irregularities.)

Cleaning the Sidewinder Roller

Replacing the Canvas

10-packs of Replacement Canvas Covers

Sidewinder Rollers Price List

Scale

Description

Part Number

Price

N

Sidewinder roller (fits all Aztec N scale track cleaners EXCEPT TS1106 (MDC 36ft box, reefer, cattle cars)

TS1120B

$19.95 each

HOn3

Sidewinder roller (fits Micro-Trains® body Track Star)

TS1119B

$24.95 each

HOn3

Sidewinder roller (Rail-Line boxcar only)

TS1121B

$24.95 each

HO

Sidewinder roller (boxcars only)

TS1122B

$29.95 each

HO

Sidewinder roller (gondolas only)

TS1122GB

$29.95 each

HO

Sidewinder roller (fits “Trolley Train”)

TS1122TTB

$29.95 each

S / On30

Sidewinder roller

TS1124B

$34.95 each

O

TWO RAIL Sidewinder roller

TS1126B-2

$37.95 each

O-36

THREE RAIL Sidewinder roller

TS1126B-36

$37.95 each

G

Sidewinder roller

TS1128B

$44.95 each

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Replacement Canvas Covers Price List

Scale

Description

Part Number

Price

N

10-pack replacement canvas roller covers

TS1135

$6.95 each

HO, HOn3, Sn3

10-pack replacement canvas roller covers

TS1136

$7.95 each

S / On30

10-pack replacement canvas roller covers

TS1137

$8.95 each

O / O-36

10-pack replacement canvas roller covers

TS1138

$8.95 each

G

10-pack replacement canvas roller covers

TS1140

$9.95 each

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Cleaning the Sidewinder Roller

The canvas roller can be washed in the same manner as the Cratex one. Use a soft tooth brush and warm soapy water, then rinse. Let the roller air dry overnight. Do not use a hair drier or put it in an oven.

Replacing the Canvas

When the canvas needs to be replaced:

1. Use the appropriate size replacement canvas roller cover. Submerge the roller in lacquer thinner or acetone. This loosens the cement so the canvas can be removed. Remove canvas.

2. Apply contact cement (use DAP® Weldwood® Contact Cement or comparable product) to the roller and to the primed (shiny) side of a replacement canvas. Wait for cement to get tacky, then apply canvas to roller.

3. After the cement has set up, trim the canvas to size using a sharp pair of scissors or a hobby knife. Clean off the excess cement on sides of roller with a Q-tip moistened in lacquer thinner or acetone. You are now ready to run again.

 

Diagram showing how to replace canvas roller covers

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