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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by bigsteel, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. pfs

    pfs Member

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    Another great post!

    I did a quick search on "ground walnut shell" and came up with a supplier. (I have a need in the near future and will do more reasearch and post if I find better)

    http://www.abrasivedepot.com/ad/mss/mss-pc.nsf/WebEngine?OpenAgent&cmd=category&category=JSTD-5WNSXM

    Considering a 30oz WS shaker is $9.00 (give or take) that comes out to $4.80 per pound.

    So even with UPS shipping you can save quite a bit, at least on the larger sizes.

    I do have a question, anyone have any idea of what the N gauge equivalent of a 20/30 grit size would be??

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jasbourre

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    Have you looked at pet food stores, look at the fish section, I found a 20lbs bag of fine gray/black sand, for less then $10.00. Also have a look out for there plantlife. :thumb: