Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Ballasting

Ballasting
I thought I'd over egged the ballast buying - not so. One van siding and a crossover and two bags have bit the dust already.  While this is less fiddley than working with 16.5 track, the extra depth sucks in the ballast reserves very swiftly. As usual I ignore the scales and go for the stuff aimed at OO and use mix of clean/weathered stone and cinders; working the latter in a little heavier where the loco would stand and throwing a few tea leaves around in places.

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  2. I think the one time I tried ballasting 0 gauge track, I infilled the spaces between the sleepers with thick card to a little below the tops of the sleepers to save ballast and glue. Probably teaching granny to suck eggs...

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  3. I do that too. A fiddle, as there are lots of sleepers, but you don't have to be too accurate with cutting as it's all going to be covered up with ballast.

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