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    Default Dremel bit for stripping errant/misplaced ballast

    Hello everyone, I am ballasting Kato unitrack and quite a bit of a it has landed and stuck to the ties and the insides of the rails. I have been taking out the ballast that has dried on to these spots with some dental picks but it is slow going. Does anyone know of a Dremel bit that I could use to speed up the process without chewing up the plastic ties or harming the track rails? Thanks for your input.
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    I think your on the right track with the dental pick . Just have to keep at it . Sometimes there is no short cuts

    Steve

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    Or a small jeweler's screwdriver so you have some kind of flat edge to scrape than to pick one at a time with a point.

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    I use one of these down the inside of each rail on a slow-ish speed to get the ballast off rail. No damage to rail or ties.

    https://www.dremel.com/en_US/product...abrasive-brush
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    Thanks guys!....kingmeow i've been using a shovel-ly shaped thing to do the scraping along with picks, but it's slow going. bicknell, i'll try that bit.
    Zhashakk People's Republic Former Oblast Railway Systems

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