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 Posted: Sun Jan 10th, 2010 10:20 pm
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REALLY WANT THIS ITEM, BUT THE COST IS CRAZY. DOES ANYBODY NOW IF THIS TOOL IS WORTH THE COST AND HOW GREAT THE TOOL IS TO USE.? I HAVE SEEN SOME GRAS ON OTHER PAGES AND IT LOOKS GOOD. BUT WHO KNOWS IF IT WAS DONE WITH GRASSMASTER. ANY INFO OR LINKS WOULD BE GREAT..

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 Posted: Wed Jan 13th, 2010 07:28 pm
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:bg: When you speakof Grassmaster, are you talking about the application of static grass? I know that the price of the tool is way over the top in my book. If this is what you have in mind, I may have a solution for you. I recently went to a train show and saw a homemade version, which worked for small applications. It would require a number of applications for a large area. The total cost of the required pieces to make it came to a whopping $17.32. If this is where you are headed or what your looking at I would be glad to forward you the article.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 14th, 2010 10:36 am
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Speak with some of your friends who model, and see if one would be of interest to them as well and perhaps you could split the cost with them.



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Check out the link below. This is the Grassinator and can be built from parts. I believe some of the parts may have to be substituted now but this will at least give you the idea.

Also, I know there are instructions for building a slightly different model on one of Joe Fugate's DVDs. I think this may be available from his site, too.

http://www.ztrains.com/pages/tech/grassinator/grassinator.html



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 Posted: Thu Jan 14th, 2010 06:32 pm
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I am not overly impressed with the home made jobbies. I have a Noch unit which works well but is too large for detailed work.

A new much better unit is now supplied by Greenscenes although their new website does not yet list it. The cost is £70

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Noch now offers a cone end for the Grassmaster which can be purchased separately.

Now it can be used with more precision than before.

Here is a link through Scenic Express.

http://www.sceneryexpress.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NH60132



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 Posted: Fri Jan 15th, 2010 09:47 am
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Just spotted this thread and thought this may be of interest

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=498.msg6879#msg6879


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 Posted: Fri Jan 15th, 2010 10:39 am
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Hi

see  http://www.009.cd2.com/how_to/grass.htm for my opinion of flyswots

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 Posted: Fri Jan 15th, 2010 11:52 am
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Thanks John,

I can only comment on the fly-swat and say I found it worked really well ............. but I was only using it on very small diorama type bases not the large areas you have done on your site ( which look really good) ....  I have not used or even seen in real life work produced by the "proper version"

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 Posted: Fri Jan 15th, 2010 01:50 pm
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18.00 THATS MORE LIKE IT, YES THAT INFO WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU CAN FIND IT. THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR THE LINKS. I THINK I COULD BUILD ONE OF THESE IF I HAD A PARTS LIST AND INSTRUCTIONS ON ASSEMBLY.

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