A number of folks on here have suggested removing traction tyres to reduce the crud left on tracks. Thinking about doing this, but don't want to take a loco semi-permanently out of commission, whilst awaiting new tyres.
I have two locos without tyres, and whenever they pull anything more than 1 wagon, they wheel slip all over the place. So, if I take the tyres off the other loco's, then i expect them to slip too. how can i prevent this from happening ? We are talking older hornby models (1980's, made in England) Also, are there any electrical considerations when removing traction tyres ? (I don't see this on my current set of loco's but I'm asking for future reference)