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Old 12-06-2019, 08:10 AM   #1
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The fastest way to clean your layout

I didn't say the best!
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:20 AM   #2
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basically what i do, in my case i just take the hose up and vacumn about once a year, lol
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:32 AM   #3
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There is always the leaf blower for those hard to vacuum items.
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:31 PM   #4
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I had the vacuum up there to clean up the dry wall dust on the display platforms after I screwed it into the wall and thought I might as well vacuum up the whole thing. Used the radiator tool to do the tracks and in-between.

Now to mess it all up again.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:39 PM   #5
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Although seriously, I have a small hand held vacuum and an adapter that fits tiny nozzles and brushes on a standard 1.5" vacuum hose. I use these on my layout all the time.
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Old 12-07-2019, 04:12 PM   #6
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To add, a stocking or patyhose on the end of a vacum hose can help you find that odd screw that might have fallen off the train or you dropped on the layout and cant find!
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:29 PM   #7
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To add, a stocking or patyhose on the end of a vacum hose can help you find that odd screw that might have fallen off the train or you dropped on the layout and cant find!
Now that's a great idea and one I wish I had thought of a few weeks ago when a tiny tender retaining screw disappeared from one of my Rivarossi 4-4-0's.

And CT Valley, I just put a small vacuum cleaner on my shopping list.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:28 PM   #8
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To add, a stocking or patyhose on the end of a vacum hose can help you find that odd screw that might have fallen off the train or you dropped on the layout and cant find!
Also an excellent way to collect and save ground cover material/ballast/etc...very good idea I will implement!
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:16 AM   #9
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Also an excellent way to collect and save ground cover material/ballast/etc...very good idea I will implement!
Pretty timely, I was in Walmart yesterday and picked up this shop vac on sale for $32. I had picked up a small hand held one for $25 but swapped it.
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Old 12-12-2019, 02:16 PM   #10
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Also an excellent way to collect and save ground cover material/ballast/etc...very good idea I will implement!
I put so much extra ground cover down in order to make sure I get everything covered that the hose-over-hose would fill/clog up too quick. So I got a dedicated hand-held vac for that.
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