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(@nbeezy21)
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04/09/2020 3:59 pm  

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


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(@rilynes)
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05/09/2020 4:01 pm  

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 😉

Rilynes


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(@martin)
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06/09/2020 5:57 pm  

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. 


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(@rilynes)
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07/09/2020 2:46 pm  

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.


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