Re: Wanted: Chooch sugar beet loads - HO scale

Bernd Schroeder

hi all,

for beet modelling in HO, some of the european groups use red clover seeds.


Adelsdorf, Germany

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Am 07.05.22, 19:09 schrieb "Richard Townsend via" <richtownsend@...>:

The main problem with anise seeds, other than their attractiveness to pests, is that they are way oversized for HO. I’ve been looking for something else for a long time but haven’t come up with anything yet. If I do come up with something I intend to make some loads and then cast them to eliminate the pest problem.


On May 7, 2022, at 9:55 AM, Peter Hall <petehall6369@...> wrote:

Anise seeds are very aromatic.  I’ve had a jar of them “off-gassing” for years, and I can still smell them.  I believe they would have to be sealed some way - perhaps with liquid floor wax or several coats of Dullcoat.  I haven’t tried any method yet.


On May 7, 2022, at 7:38 AM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:
A friend used Anise seeds for a beet train, and after a few months the cars were infested with bugs. If you use Anise seeds, you better treat them to discourage bugs. Perhaps run them through an alcohol dehydration series, or treat them with something repellent or toxic to bugs.
Nelson Moyer
From: <> On Behalf Of Jim Betz
Sent: Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:49 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Wanted: Chooch sugar beet loads - HO scale
  I know one SP modeler who swears by Anise seeds for sugar beet loads ... Jim in the PNW


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