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Most interesting. And it looks space-crafty enough that you could maybe fit it into your rocket train!

I didn't know anyone made vacuum cars!
 

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Neat solution, Lee.

Question: Did you consider buying two HO vac cars and mounting the guts side-by-side or staggered on a suitable flat car to provide the necessary width? You'd have no difficulty fabbing a suitable housing.

I like your solution; just wondering if the HO units would lend themselves to this alternate approach?
 

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Neat solution, Lee.

Question: Did you consider buying two HO vac cars and mounting the guts side-by-side or staggered on a suitable flat car to provide the necessary width? You'd have no difficulty fabbing a suitable housing.

I like your solution; just wondering if the HO units would lend themselves to this alternate approach?
Sort of. I bought one and tested it and considered that with another it might do, but it would have cost more than the one vacuum I bought and still had only about half the vacuum power.

In time i plan to convert the HO vacuum to a 'Streets sweeper type vehicle of some sort. On my project list but not next up.
 

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that looks like a pretty good idea .... what [approximately] are the Atlas / Dapol vacumn cars for HO worth ??
 

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Ingenious! I use the little N scale Tomix car you mentioned and it works well enough but it sure cost more than your solution!
 

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I have three gallon shop vac with 12' of hose, a 4' rigid extension with a found brush. It's currently stored under the in-progress layout build, picking wood chips, saw dust, etc.

I guess that should be its permanent home.
 
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