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Jeff Koons makes sure his vacuum-cleaners are dust-free...

...by keeping them in these acrylic cases.






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A well timed coincidence was a segment on "What's Neat This Week" with Ken Patterson,

he had segments about cleaning track and dusting layouts for the January 201 episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNAkczzwQu4

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I really don't care much about dust on my layout because I am the main source and it doesn't matter how clean I get it,
next day there will be new saw dust, 'fallen leaves', pieces of plastic, wire, wood, some remaining parts,
and for sure, a dozen of tools left there by the ongoing flow.
Anyway I have found these home vacuum-cleaner accessories very helpful:

This is just a piece of aluminium mesh folded around the vacuum cleaner mouth.
You can tape it to the plastic but if tight folded won't be needed.
The vacuum will anyway keep it in place.





I use it a lot for saving static surplus grass from a scene.
But one must be careful because the accumulated grass on the mesh, when too much, don't let the air stream,
and that can, eventually, damage your cleaner.
So what I do is to keep removing from the mesh the ball of static grass every minute or so.

The mesh is a great way for finding fallen tiny pieces too.

The other attachment is the 'anteater'.
Just a piece of flexible tube taped to the mouth of the vacuum-cleaner.
Again with a small piece of mesh taped to the free end of the plastic tube.

















For the rest, because my layouts are not something to own and show, but something to enjoy,
trying to keep them from dust, would be the same as trying to keep from dust the local park. :us:

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I like the idea of the flexible pipe addition Daniel which I shall try.
Although I prefer the use of the foot end of a pair of my wife's old tights as the "collector".
Extremely flexible and as it fits inside the main tube, it makes quite a large "reservoir".





The "business end" of the unit slots in place and secures the collector.







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WOW...!!!

That is a great idea, Doug.

Learnt now.

Thank you.

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... this trend is starting to suck...

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Would you rather it blow dust everywhere??:P :)



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:old dude:


Layout tour garb for the SERIOUS ! dust busting modeler ...





... that's a thumbs up ( with gloves on PLEASE ! ) ready to check out the layout !!  :thumb:


About freakin' time to ! ...  :f:

... After previously spending 1/2 an hour in the shower with anti-dandruff shampoo !!  [whack]



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Build a cleanroom :glad:

To be honest, I do not keep it clean, parts of Mara Harbor are stored in my workshop and the build up a lotta dust inbetween shows.

Clean them before, just let it rain with a mixture of water and alcohol...
spray it over the entire layout and the dust will be there where it will be in real life...




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Martin,

I've used rubbing (70%) alcohol (IPA) to brighten up dull "water" surfaces,

but what ratio of water to alcohol do you use for your "rain"?

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