Hey guys! I have a small collection of cars I like to keep out in a make shift "yard" (really just 7 parallel tracks on a table). I am still planning a layout, and will be posting about that soon. In the meantime, I want these cars out, but they are getting a bit dusty. How do you guys handle dust?
Nick, I have a fairly large, VERY soft brush I use to dust cartops. Works well and with a light touch doesn't do any damage. I think it may be a make-up brush, but I really don't remember where or when I got it. For more intricate dust removal (a steam engine, for instance) I use an adapter kit for my shop vac that connects a 1/2" hose to a variety of attachments, including a miniature brush. The whole outfit used to be in the MicroMark catalogue, but I haven't seen it recently. Someone here (I hope) should be able to chime in on current sources.
A classic O Scale 2-rail answer, Nick - solutions that use stuff I don't know where I got them or how to get them today 😉
I do not have much of a dust issue - small layout that's in a dedicated room with very little air movement in it - isolated in fact. Maybe limiting the amount of air flow that carries the dust from whatever the sources are in your house to that room, putting filters over/into registers if you have forced air HVAC.
Nick, Mea Culpa! The mini-vac system I mentioned earlier is not only still available from MicroMark, it's in their Labor Day Weekend sale.