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Scottl

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Re: Sand - ?
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2016, 07:28:21 AM »
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Our local Restore shop had a wide range of grouts.  They let me fill small zip locs for a few dollars each.

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Re: Sand - ?
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2016, 10:10:19 AM »
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Extrapolate and expound upon such exalted news. Where o where can we find such treasure?

I would be very surprised if your local Home Depot or Lowes didn't have pint-sized cartons/tubs in a range of earth colours, both sanded and un-sanded.

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Re: Sand - ?
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2016, 08:15:43 PM »
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I would be very surprised if your local Home Depot or Lowes didn't have pint-sized cartons/tubs in a range of earth colours, both sanded and un-sanded.
All I've ever seen in small quantities locally is premixed. Seems central VA has large grout needs. $12 to $29 is a bit much per color.
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Re: Sand - ?
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2016, 08:23:26 PM »
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All I've ever seen in small quantities locally is premixed. Seems central VA has large grout needs. $12 to $29 is a bit much per color.

My links did not work for you?

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Re: Sand - ?
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2016, 09:23:38 PM »
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Per John's link, I bought the Polyblend brand at a Home Depot in Vancouver.  They have it in stock at the "Intown" location in Richmond, VA*, aisle 38, bay 004:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Custom-Building-Products-Polyblend-122-Linen-1-lb-Non-Sanded-Grout-NSG1221/203920093

* I think you're near Richmond, right?

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Re: Sand - ?
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2016, 05:23:29 AM »
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My links did not work for you?

Hadn't tried yet. Was just commenting on what I've seen on the shelf in store.
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Re: Sand - ?
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2016, 05:51:04 PM »
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Arizona Rock & Mineral Co. makes an "Earth" product that is made from Kaibab Limestone. It's what I used for dirt road on my Nn3 layout after sifting out the larger bits with a piece of nylon-stocking stretched over the jar I keep the stuff in. It's a nice light-tan color that would probably work great for modeling sand as well.

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