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Posted - 08/23/2019 :  10:12:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's the consensus on which static grass dispenser works best? It seems to me there's a lot of choice and new entries on the market.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted - 08/23/2019 :  10:49:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, Martin Welberg has tried them all and because he is now in the "business" he can give you a rundown. He's a friendly guy and will respond to your questions and is on FB https://www.facebook.com/martinwelbergscenicstudios/
There are some lesser expensive ones out there but forget about those flyswatter rebuilds.

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Posted - 08/23/2019 :  1:03:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave E. as Dave M. stated the flyswatter rebuilds isn't the dream choice, however, with the price of those things unless you have a super large layout, it isn't worth the investment. I have a 16' x 30' foot layout and built one of these rebuilds; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31460 It serves the purpose, and works well enough to get the job done. I personally can't see or justify the price for the more professional grass applicators on the market. Just giving my 2 cents worth here.

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Posted - 08/23/2019 :  6:49:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

There was a guy in SLC that put on a clinic with an 'upscale' (eBay supplied High Voltage supply) that did an excellent job. I'll see if I can dig up his name from the program guide. I think he'll send a copy of his plans via the internet. Looked very well built, and it wasn't a small business loan to do it.

Edit: Rick Luther was the guy in SLC. You know Graffen (Michael Graff) also built a super looking unit. PM him.


Edited by - BurleyJim on 08/23/2019 9:11:16 PM

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Posted - 08/24/2019 :  2:32:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rail and Tie's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Best one I have seen yet to make. More power the better. You don't want limp grass. It is easier to brush it down if it is too straight up. But impossible the other way around.

"Leonard, check it out. I've bought an N Gauge locomotive. Half the size of HO. Look...it fits in my mouth!"

Edited by - Rail and Tie on 08/24/2019 2:34:11 PM

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