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No mess static grass applicator

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No mess static grass applicator
Posted by jwar41 on Saturday, July 29, 2017 5:41 PM

 Static Grass Applicator 4 003

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Posted by jwar41 on Saturday, July 29, 2017 5:51 PM

Made this applicator out of a PVC adaptor. Hot glued the lid inside and applied a wire and screen.

What nice about it is that its easy to change over colors of grass, just unscrew from one color of Woodland scenics bottle and screw onto another. No mess as the grass drops back inside, easy to apply different colors before glue set and no waste from sitting in on the layout.

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Posted by eaglescout on Sunday, July 30, 2017 4:42 AM
Could you provide a few more specifics on how it is made (size of fitting, how attached to bottle, what handle and control are made from, etc.)
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Posted by jwar41 on Monday, July 31, 2017 1:55 PM
I have a full tutorial on this and other projects on Trainlife.com. under albums of John Warren
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Posted by fa-1 on Monday, July 31, 2017 7:43 PM

I could not find anything for John Warren there     FA-1

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, July 31, 2017 8:01 PM

fa-1

I could not find anything for John Warren there    

That's because you have to hunt for it  It's under the "original Trainlife" tab

Looks like a flyswatter handle and a cut off Woodland Scenics jar lid, hot glued into a piece of pvc.  One wire goes to the metal screen and the other is the "remote" electrode.

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Posted by fa-1 on Monday, July 31, 2017 8:53 PM

thanks Big Daddy        I wasn't  in the original trainlife.com       I found it        and a new site, I did't even know about trainlife.            FA-1

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, July 31, 2017 9:14 PM

Me neither.  There are rules in this forum about promoting other sites.  Maybe the OP didn't want to run afoul of those.  The site seems to be a combination of a onlin store and a collection of fallen flags of railroad magazines that had fairly short runs.

This recent thread doesn't really explain how to build on either but it may give you ideas of places to search for instructions

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/744/t/264223.aspx

 

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Posted by jwar41 on Friday, August 04, 2017 11:24 AM

Sorry for the confusion. At the time shortly after my post I had a broken tooth at the gumline that got infected and to be clear I was not trying to promote another website and due to the pain involved did not eolaborate much.

The applicator is made from an electric flyswater, however the applicator that spreads the grass, screws directly onto the WS static grass jar is of which I thought would be of interest.

There are a number of applicators on Utube of how to make them.

Sorry for the confusion,   John

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Posted by oldline1 on Friday, August 04, 2017 4:47 PM

BigDaddy
BigDaddy wrote the following post 3 days ago: fa-1 I could not find anything for John Warren there     That's because you have to hunt for it  It's under the "original Trainlife" tab

 Well that only returns with "404 Not Found". Any ideas?

oldline1

 

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Posted by gdelmoro on Friday, August 04, 2017 5:41 PM

Confused all I see is stuf for sale...

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, August 05, 2017 7:41 AM

oldline1
Well that only returns with "404 Not Found". Any ideas?

It worked the other day but something has changed.  There is a website http://original.trainlife.com/index.php/

They want you to register to see anything.  

Henry

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