Build a Static Grass Applicator

I wanted a static grass applicator, $40 or $130??!  I built one for five dollars and 30 minutes of work! Here's the article Build a Static Grass Applicator for Model Train Scenery It works great, see my results above!

Rob D

Model Spike Drums

These metal spike barrels were prevalent in the '80's after the ones contained in wooden barrels were used up.  Grandt Line N scale oil barrels can be used but a more accurate, cheap and time effective way is to use Evergreen Styrene 1/8" tubing. I simply cut the pieces 2' (scale) tall, thinned the walls to a more protypical thickness, filled the bottoms with Squadron putty and painted them appropriately.
Prototype example from Bellows Falls.

Wayne Sittner