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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    @Janbouli, I wonder whether there will be any shows in the Netherlands in the Spring of 2022? My wife and I had planned a Bike and Barge tour this Spring, but the pandemic postpones it until next year. If it would be possible to schedule a trip that could include tulips and a train show, that would be great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    @Janbouli, I wonder whether there will be any shows in the Netherlands in the Spring of 2022? My wife and I had planned a Bike and Barge tour this Spring, but the pandemic postpones it until next year. If it would be possible to schedule a trip that could include tulips and a train show, that would be great!
    Really? This couldn't have been done with a PM, Gordon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Really? This couldn't have been done with a PM, Gordon?
    Really? This couldn't have been done with a PM, Paul?

    = > ÷

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Really? This couldn't have been done with a PM, Gordon?
    Wow , says the person that brings up Moose stampedes in almost every single thread on this forum, did not expect this from you Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Wow , says the person that brings up Moose stampedes in almost every single thread on this forum, did not expect this from you Paul.
    It can get quite frustrating when an OP's thread goes off-course, especially if it may lead to potentially useful information not getting posted because of it ... So, perhaps we can just get back on subject on new static grass applicators, for everyone's sake?

    = > ÷

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Wow , says the person that brings up Moose stampedes in almost every single thread on this forum, did not expect this from you Paul.
    The times, they are a-changing. ...

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    OK, I picked up a WS Static King. My el cheapo wasn't satisfactory. Haven't tried the new one yet.

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    What options are there for applications in a narrow or confined area? The WS and other large applicators look good but I'm looking for one to do smaller areas like between structures and tracks and between the rails on a seldom used track....
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    @mosslake

    Moose has the Aussie Scenics static grass applicator shown in this post.

    If you had a similar applicator, perhaps you could scratch build a smaller applicator to use in lieu of the stock one for those tight places.
    = > ÷

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    For getting into small, cramped areas, I've looked at this a few times...
    While it's not cheap, I think this might hold some merit?

    https://www.amazon.com/wws-Pro-Grass...a-492059539819
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    I've seen demonstrations of the WWS applicators, all 3 sizes on Peco's you tube videos . It was presented by a WWS rep . Thats how I know the 2 are the same product . It was a impressive demonstration of the applicators .

    https://youtu.be/5jkLhq2Q39s

    The micro looks quite good , as does all of them . There is like 5 or 6 parts of the video series . I found them well worth watching

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    Thanks guys, I'll look into these applicators. @Moose2013, that unit is 2 separate but connected parts? The container and power unit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Thanks guys, I'll look into these applicators. @Moose2013, that unit is 2 separate but connected parts? The container and power unit?
    Yes, you are correct. The battery doo'hicky and the grass holding / spitting thing'a'ma'bob. The thing'a'ma'bob has two different size meshes, with a red wire that connects to the red wire of the doo'hicky. Moose assume ya could fab. a wee thing'a'ma'bob that plugs into the doo'hicky, but sized to apply static grass in tight places...
    = > ÷

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    What options are there for applications in a narrow or confined area? The WS and other large applicators look good but I'm looking for one to do smaller areas like between structures and tracks and between the rails on a seldom used track....
    My solution: Make your own tufts outside the layout by applying static grass on blobs/dots/lines of tacky glue on parchment paper, let dry, and peel-off and and re-glue the grass tufts to these hard-to-reach spots on your layout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    My solution: Make your own tufts outside the layout by applying static grass on blobs/dots/lines of tacky glue on parchment paper, let dry, and peel-off and and re-glue the grass tufts to these hard-to-reach spots on your layout.
    I had thought of that too. Cutting the backing (parchment paper is a good idea) to fit the area and applying the grass at the workbench. Some of what I want to do will require experimentation to achieve what I want...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    What options are there for applications in a narrow or confined area? The WS and other large applicators look good but I'm looking for one to do smaller areas like between structures and tracks and between the rails on a seldom used track....
    Just apply glue or paint to only the spots you want the grass , apply the grass and then when dry vacuum. I use a dust buster with a small container/collector for this , clean the container very well before you vacuum the grass and you can chuck the grass back into your stash afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    For getting into small, cramped areas, I've looked at this a few times...
    While it's not cheap, I think this might hold some merit?

    https://www.amazon.com/wws-Pro-Grass...a-492059539819
    That looks more like what I'm after, Allen. It has a compact dispersal unit that can get into smaller spaces, but can still cover larger (for my purposes that's 144 sq. in.) areas without much hassle. And $85 won't break the bank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    For getting into small, cramped areas, I've looked at this a few times...
    While it's not cheap, I think this might hold some merit?

    https://www.amazon.com/wws-Pro-Grass...a-492059539819

    I have one of these. It is powerful but I have a hard time getting any grass to come out of it. Possibly due to screen size or length of fiber, although I would think N Scale fiber is relatively short.

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    Has anyone tried those grass mats?
    Summer Grass Mats - Woodland Scenics
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    @mosslake

    Firstly, yep I got some when I first started out in the hobby but soon realized that it wasn't all that realistic looking. Using ground covers looked much better.
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