Welcome to New Zealand Rail 120, Lewis Holden's blog on modelling railways in New Zealand. I'm now modelling in 1:87 (HOn3.5). For NZR plans see the Plans page, or the NZ120 Facebook group.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Static grass

Finally got around to making a fly-swat style static grass applicator.

I used a cheap fly-swat from Mitre 10, removed the mesh and replaced it with $2 shop metal sieve soldered to the connection for the wire mesh. The other wire was connected to a longer piece (the red wire you see above) and to a nail which is driven into the module, once PVA is painted on where the static grass is to be applied, e.g.:

Pretty happy with the results, although in this scale it's much harder to see the grass standing up.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Still alive

I'm still here... we had an arrival in our house which has meant less time for modeling, so I haven't updated the blog as a result.

Anyway, I'm still alive and plodding along, last week I picked up four more sets of module ends from Mark and managed to assemble them this arvo:

That's two doubles and a triple. I'm going to convert the triple to single-track (Mark already converted one to single track) to connect to my two existing modules.