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Sunday, 4 November 2018

A Model Railway - Ballast

Ballast is Woodland Scenics Medium Grey B82, being 2.9 to 4.3 scale inches in size. This is mixed with ground up and sieved* cork, just enough to give a little colour variation.

Areas of the track where locomotives stand are ballasted with ground up and sieved coal to represent oil and muck dropped by  locomotives over many years.

The ballast is spread between the sleepers and the lot sprayed with 50/50 PVA glue/Water with a drop of washing up liquid to reduce surface tension.

* sieved through a 1 mm mesh strainer.

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