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mark.hinds

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homemade static grass applicator query
« on: January 19, 2013, 01:27:58 PM »
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Sorry for posting in N, but I wanted to get feedback from some of the guys who participate in the "Modutrack" (?) layout which contains the "Franksville" scenes (or whatever that group is called).

Can anyone recommend an on-line article for a home-made static grass applicator, which works?  The only one I've found so far is this one:
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=22698.msg216376#msg216376

I need an article with a USA-available (not Australia, or UK) parts list. 

Thanks in advance,
MH
« Last Edit: January 21, 2013, 10:35:48 AM by mark.hinds »

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Re: homemade static grass applicator query
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 02:05:25 PM »
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Re: homemade static grass applicator query
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 07:15:52 PM »
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I built the one John Cubbin had detailed directions for on his Z Trains Website.  It was called the Grassinator.  It works fantastically.  Unfortunately, the directions are no longer there.
I believe Joe Fugate has directions for one on his website that is very similar.
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Re: homemade static grass applicator query
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 10:12:37 PM »
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Re: homemade static grass applicator query
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 10:23:18 AM »
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I built this one from MRH:

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/magazine/mrh-2010-MarApr/static_grass_applicators

It works great so far.

I built the 110v version.. works great.  And it doubles as a defibrillator. 

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Re: homemade static grass applicator query
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 10:32:43 AM »
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I build the same one. Here are my instructions:

http://csxdixieline.blogspot.com/2010/06/howto-static-grass-applicator.html

Jamie

You seem to have made the "12V" version, which may be the best compromise.  However, the "parts from Australia" thing is what bothered me about this (an additional $18.00 for S&H), but apparently, nothing similar is available in the USA?

MH
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Re: homemade static grass applicator query
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 11:13:33 AM »
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Electronic goldmine has 120volt ion generator $10.95 and a 12 volt cigarette lighter one you can experiment with.