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Tommatthews
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Posted - 12/08/2010 :  8:37:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
" Hiesler " uses an electric fly swatter for a grass applicator.

Comments, thoughts .... have you tried this?
Tom M.

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UKGuy
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Posted - 12/08/2010 :  10:13:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
There were two threads within the past month describing how to do this with comments and replies. One by Louis(Desertrover) and one by Harold (Hminky), some good info.

Karl.A



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kewlbrew
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  12:49:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I haven't but a couple of the CCC guys built a few at a meeting we had last summer.


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jcoop
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  01:26:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Google or youtube and you will find hours of videos on the subject.

John


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andykins
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  04:41:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
someone who pops his head into club now and again made two, it seamed to work ok with the finer fibers, but not to well with the larger ones, and because of the small "dish" of the sive, without care the grass would just fall over board and not look so great, would be ideal for smaller areas and corners i suspect though


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RonH56
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  08:30:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I built on according to Desert Drovers thread. Works great as long as you don't have acres to do and time is a good trade off for cost.

"What the heck wuz that?"
Ron Haviland
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Red Water Railway Co.
L.B. & S Shortline RR.

Podunk, New England

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hiesler
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  08:50:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit hiesler's Homepage  Click to see hiesler's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
It all started because I liked the look of static grass much more than scatter, but didn't want to pay 3 figures for an applicator.

I had heard of using an electric fly swatter, but didn't know how to make one until I saw this series of videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAEmcqc-yIc

I only have short fibers, so I don't know how longer fibers act, but I don't see why they would be a problem.

Heres my applicator, also seen in my 'Blue Ridge Mountain Railroad' thread.



I don't fully know how it works, but I have been told that the box with the red tape is a DC to AC transformer. So I don't think it matters which wire you solder to the sieve.


Blue Ridge Mountain Railroad

http://blueridgemountainrr.jimdo.com/

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29874

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  09:41:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I missed Louis topic / thread somewhere along the line. Just found it:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31460

I will have to find the parts and make one over the holidays.

Thanks for the info ...


Tom M.

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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  11:54:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tommatthews

I missed Louis topic / thread somewhere along the line. Just found it:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31460

I will have to find the parts and make one over the holidays.

Thanks for the info ...


I'm glad you found me Tom. You are always one I can count on to check in, and check things out.
For the money spent, and a little patience, (this applicator isn't as good, or as fast as using a Noch), but this is the way to go.



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Tommatthews
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  12:14:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis,

I, like many of the guys, would not use the Noch enough to justify the cost.

Looks like a fun little project.


Tom M.

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Geezer
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Posted - 12/11/2010 :  9:38:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think its neat.....and, couldnt you
use a "deeper" strainer, if you were
concerned about "volume"? I would think
you would only be doing small areas at
one time anyway....right?


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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  11:33:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Geezer

I think its neat.....and, couldnt you
use a "deeper" strainer, if you were
concerned about "volume"? I would think
you would only be doing small areas at
one time anyway....right?


Hey Bill, it's not so much about the "volume", it's that the homemade one isn't as powerfull at pulling up the grass as you go, as a Noch would. So it just takes longer to hold in one area while the grass stands up for you.
The screen basket, you can put as much or as little grass into it as you like. It only comes out as you shake it.



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