Scenery modeling - Doing static grass / running trains

09 Jun 2016

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16:57 - Scenery modeling - Doing static grass and running trains (2012)

In this video set, expert modeler Mike Confalone demonstrates how to apply static grass to his quarry scene. With the scene essentially finished, Mike reflects on his quarry scene project and then enjoys the finished scene by running some trains. Includes 2 video segments in all.

Part of the Scenery Modeling Outside the Box DVD, volume 2. DVD set from the MRH Store.

•Applying static grass (6:12)

•Enjoying the finished scene (10:45)

This HIGH DEFINITION version of our STD-DEF DVD content is available free to TMTV members (HD version costs extra to purchase and is only available as a download).

All the Allagash quarry project segments in this series include:


Mike's also put his entire Allagash layout story in writing in his comprehensive 4-volume eBook series containing over 400 pages and hundreds of photos illustrating his points. Learn more about the Allagash Story eBook here.




Thanks for doing the video clip on the Gras-Master 2.0.  I am getting ready to lay some grass around the layout and have spent a bit of time practicing with the device off the layout.  I also have the nozzle applicator, but can't seem to get the grass to stand up using this nozzle.  Seems like there is no static charge in the field.

Have you tried the nozzle and if so, what kind of results did you get?


Dave Curtin

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A reminder that if you're looking for more demonstrations with the Gras-Master, I used one in my module-building series, The Roadshow.

Here's the link to the relevant episode:

Enjoy if you watch!

- Trevor



Thanks for the heads-up!  I might have missed that one, I am so woefully behind in viewing TMTV videos.  I have a good handle on using the tool with the large screens, its that nozzle attachment that has me befuddled.  Because of the thickness of the inner screen used with the nozzle, the nozzle doesn't seem to attach as fully to the body as the large screens and has me wondering if that might be the cause for lack of static field.  I plan to do some more experimenting later this afternoon and will also give your video a watch to pick up additional tips.

BTW, I greatly enjoy all your installments here at TMTV.