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Old 10-12-2019, 09:53 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Ron045 View Post
Originally Posted by J.Albert1949 View Post
An impertinent comment, but...

Look at the guys who spend hours "weathering" their trains to make them look like they're collecting the dust and dirt of the real world...

and then...

... who worry about cleaning the dust and dirt of the real world OFF OF their model trains!

I have 45-year old cars on the model train table downstairs, with the natural "dust of aging" on them. Looks ok to me.
The dust in your house is not scale. [IMG class=inlineimg][/IMG]
Yes, weathering and house dust are two different things. We don’t allow dust to accumulate on the other things in our home. Why would we allow it on our trains?
It’s not necessarily prototypical either. Most passenger cars and locomotives did take a trip on the wash track every now and then.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:59 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by D&J Railroad View Post
I've tried the huge makup brush to clean my trains. I find a snow shovel to be about as easy to use. Ya can't really get that brush into areas like the walkways behind the hand rails or the cab area of a steamer.
For those harder to get to areas, I use a small soft hobby paint brush....always lots of those around.....
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:28 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Krieglok View Post
I received a small makeup brush in the mail from Mr Muffins Trains. They sent it out as a gift...nice surprise...

Mr Muffin is selling the brushes now I believe for $3.50.
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