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Old 09-19-2019, 12:07 PM   #1
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Cleaning dust off trains.

Any advice/tips for cleaning dust off of locomotives/rolling stock?
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:29 PM   #2
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For O scale, I'll use a 1" paintbrush and Z scale it's a gentle blow.
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:42 PM   #3
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Of got some decade old dust. A air compressor wont blow it off
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:14 PM   #4
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A soft artist's brush should work. Take the items outside, dap the bristle tips gently against the worst of it, and blow at the same time with your mouth.
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:40 PM   #5
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I use large make-up brushes. They are super soft and get in all the nooks and crannies.

You can get them at larger pharmacies or Walmart...

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Old 09-20-2019, 04:44 PM   #6
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Any advice/tips for cleaning dust off of locomotives/rolling stock?
Just wondering, what scale are we talking about?
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:28 PM   #7
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I use large make-up brushes. They are super soft and get in all the nooks and crannies.

You can get them at larger pharmacies or Walmart...

Tom
Or your wife's makeup drawer. Just don't get caught.
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a soft brush would work, doesn't matter from where, lol
and a vacumn cleaner to pick up the dust if done inside ...
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:05 AM   #9
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HO scale
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:35 AM   #10
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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.
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