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What is the best way to clean train cars?
« on: December 15, 2020, 07:50:30 pm »
I have a Lionel 380E standard gauge train set that I would like to run along the wall in my man cave.

I would like to make it look as nice as possible so what is the best way to clean the cars inside and outside?

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Re: What is the best way to clean train cars?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 07:52:02 pm »
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Re: What is the best way to clean train cars?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2020, 08:24:31 pm »
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Re: What is the best way to clean train cars?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2020, 08:49:23 am »
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Hello & Welcome to the Forum!
Some train fanatic's refer to that dirt as natural weathering or sign's of love shown to the train..  lf the train has been played with/loved.  NOT a spotless SHELF QUEEN....
So ya' wanna clean'er up & make her pretty...
.simple is to take warm water with a few drops of liquid soap in it & a soft cloth to wipe them with.
A soft paint or shaving brush to dust them with first.  If you disassemble the cars be careful when bending the tabs holding them together.
Alternately you can use a commercial product such as Maguire's cleaner & polish to pretty them up with.
It's up to you as to keeping them original,  cleaning them up or completely restore them...

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Re: What is the best way to clean train cars?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2020, 01:22:13 pm »
Thanks for the info. Keep it simple stupid.

Iím not ready for a complete restoration. Iíve completed two bicycle restoration and I understand the commitment to a restoration.

 

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