Computer Vacuum

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Computer Vacuum

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Has anyone used a computer vacuum to pick up excess ballast and other cleanup? Do they have enough power? Any brand better than others?
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I have and I could have done better with a drinking straw so I got one of these. Really good.


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I have something similar that I got from Aldi. Surprisingly good.
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Whatever you do don't buy the Woodland Scenics vacuum - it really is a waste of space.
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I know this is a VERY old post, but I have just stumbled upon it. We recently bought the vac below and highly recommend it. The 'dusting brush' attachment is wonderful for cleaning along tracks.

https://www.gtech.co.uk/cordless-vacuum ... i-mk2.html
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Mr Bones wrote: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:16 pm I have something similar that I got from Aldi. Surprisingly good.
We got that one too, quite powerful and comes with a variety of nozzles which make it useful in awkward places. I think it was £29.99 when we bought it. I cannot recall seeing it recently but then if you are not looking for it it’s easy to miss.

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Got this one, brilliant. Goes forever on a charge!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-Min ... SwhL1fm9h6
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I just use our Dyson with small brush on the end.
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oscar wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:18 pm Got this one, brilliant. Goes forever on a charge!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-Min ... SwhL1fm9h6
Oscar, that link takes you to a USB powered model, not a rechargeable one. I see there are similar looking models available eg Amazon that are rechargeable via USB.
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Didn't realise! Mine is identical to look at in every way.
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