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yd572

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« on: November 08, 2009, 11:55:23 AM »

After a year of absence, I am being implored to build another Christmas layout.  I usually use cotton batting for snow, but a few years ago I found a strange material at A.C. Moore.  It was like a thick powder.  IIRC, it was basically ground Styrofoam.  It was much more realistic than cotton and was very easy to clean up.  I haven't found it since and have no clue where to go.  Anyone know where I could find it?
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 01:31:36 PM »

If it's this, i was thinking of buying it myself sense i have a snowish layout.
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/woo/woosn140.htm
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yd572

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 01:43:02 PM »

hm, I don't think that's it.  The stuff I bought was in a giant bag.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 05:45:42 PM »

  The best thing i used is Woodland scenics snow. It comes in a shaker bottle & cost between $8 & $10.  It's much closer to scale & it doesn't seem to yellow.  It's probably ground foam.   If you have a large AC Moore nearby, they sometime have it & you can use your 40% off coupon.   Jerry
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 02:58:55 PM »

After a year of absence, I am being implored to build another Christmas layout.  I usually use cotton batting for snow, but a few years ago I found a strange material at A.C. Moore.  It was like a thick powder.  IIRC, it was basically ground Styrofoam.  It was much more realistic than cotton and was very easy to clean up.  I haven't found it since and have no clue where to go.  Anyone know where I could find it?

The structures and trees that I use for the Christmas layout came with snow already on them. For "snow on the ground," I just cover the table top with a white flannel sheet, and I use white foam for roads and pathways.

The Christmas layout is never seen by rivet counters, and everybody else always seems to enjoy it, so this works for me.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 02:25:15 AM »

Just throwing this idea into the ring..

how about baking soda or baking powder?  Dirt cheap and easy to find.


any comments or prior experience with these anyone?
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