Some very good advice. Dont let that stuff set aroun.d I had this happen 3 times in a month and couldnt take care of my trains untill months later. They were in a storage locker. Everything that was wet, soak it in clean soapy water untill you can work on it. I didn't and the filth and mud ate off the paint, the dampness on what wasn't flooded rusted the rest. The film of mud is impossible to get off after a while so dump the lot, engines and all in buckets of water to soak out the bad stuff and rinse them several times and dry them out. Several conventional engines were junked up and rusted solid but by cleaning in running water repeatedly, cleaning with brass brushed and oiling I saved them. I had to hand push them back and forth on the drive way to break lose a few. After oiling they ran ok. I had to repaint them. The sooner you soak them the less rust and damage you will have. Some of you guys up North have been hard, like wise in the South. You may not have the time now to do this what with other, more important loses and needs so as soon as you can just dump everything in large containers of clean soapy water to soak, it wont hurt them any further. Electronic stuff, I can't speculate on, maybe just a quick rinse and then dry them quickly. Doubtless many may disagree with me but this worked for me. Even then I had a lot of work to do afterwards. Trucks and couplers needed wire brushings and iol and all the painted items suffered because do to weather and health, I could not begin on them soon enough. All I can say is this is working for me now and would have save most all my stuff if I could have cleaned them this way 3 years ago. Good luck. Gil Finn, 3435 Rte. 66, Hydo, OK.