LUX-Modellbau 9740 Track Vacuum Cleaner Car for AC & Digital TT Track and Control Systems
With SSF-09 control electronics (automatic start/stop function) and Faulhaber¹ motor.
With the track vacuum cleaner car, you can remove from your tracks ...
- Dust and dirt particles from the circulating air and site construction
... and thus achieve:
- Functional reliability of the model railway vehicles
- Safe current collection from rail and middle conductor
- trouble-free driving
The mobile and fully functional Lux track vacuum cleaner car for all TT gauge track and control systems was specially created to remove loose dust and dirt particles from the entire track area. Experience has shown that it is precisely these dirt deposits from the circulating air and the site construction that impair the safe functioning of the precision mechanical components (gears, coupling rods, axle bearings, power contacts, etc.). Even the finest dirt on the rail head can lead to significant operational disruptions.
The innovative and reliable cleaning technology of the Lux track vacuum cleaner car is installed in a rail vehicle, so that even particularly inaccessible areas of your model railway system such as tunnels, hidden yards and track systems spanned by catenaries can be cleaned without any problems. The maintenance-free operating times of the rail vehicles can thus be significantly increased.
The track vacuum cleaner car is powered by the track voltage and can be pulled or pushed by standard traction vehicles. He has no drive to move.
The vehicle is equipped with a short coupling link with NEM 358 coupler pocket. Power is supplied via a 4-point power input. The cleaning technology is driven by a durable and maintenance-free coreless motor (Faulhaber¹).
The innovative SSF-09 control electronics (automatic start/stop function) in the track vacuum cleaner wagon works in a movement-oriented manner. When the carriage is moved (pulled or pushed by a locomotive) on the powered track, the cleaning technology turns on automatically. If the moving, activated cleaning trolley comes to a standstill (e.g. signal stop), the cleaning technology switches off automatically. The cleaning trolley can be used on analogue and digitally controlled systems.
The brush frame is exchangeably fixed to the chassis floor. This ensures that the brush works optimally at the height of the sill. The suction brush loosens the finest particles from the rusting of the sleeper and the rail. The dirt particles are fed to a collection container via the suction nozzle. The sucked-in air escapes via various micro-filters.
The vehicle was designed taking into account the standards of European model railways and is protected by patents.
The TT track vacuum cleaner car can be used with commercially available half-wave and pulse width controls.
- Power supply 0-25 volts DC
- Current consumption approx. 60 mA
- maximum motor voltage 5 volts DC
- Short coupling link with NEM 358 coupler pocket
- Weight about 60g
- Height above top of rail ~ 36 mm
- Length over buffers ~ 149 mm
- Width ~ 27mm
- Replacement suction brush (item no. 9079).
- Replacement required after approx. 1 - 5 years (depending on how dirty the system is).
- H0 scrap collector Fe1 (item no. 9741).
- For picking up ferrous objects (nails, screws, shavings, etc.) from the entire track area.