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Gyaah - bloody ballasting

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Before I started to scene the main layout, i decided to do a mock section of track. Its a bit of MDF with a straight bit and a curve of track, and a hill side. I mounted the track down on 1/8th cork and pinned it down. I managed to get the middle of the track looking brilliant, but then I did one of the sides and the excess ballast flowed over the top of the rail and screwed up the middle! Very annoying.

After about an hour I managed to get it all looking pretty good, but when i sprayed it with the water, then water and glue the spray blew some of the balast away and ruined it!

Any tips for me? Any instructional videos I could watch?

Thanks very much,

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My personal favourite is finely ground granite. Weathered/dirtied it looks lovely. Mind you laying it can be very time consuming, that's why the current procect is being cobbled up to thr rail.

QUOTE (hoarp001 @ 5 Sep 2007, 17:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi, I have taken some better pics
Let me know what you think,

I think it looks good - but my pc didn't like the picture size.

QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 5 Sep 2007, 20:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have what is probably the easiest method of all - I get BRITHO to do it !


QUOTE (goedel @ 5 Sep 2007, 21:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's given me an idea for a career...look out for a bright pink van on the motorway with "Goedel & Glue GmbH - Purveyors of Besleepered Ballasting Services to the Discerning Modeller" on the side...

That will have to be a franchise - I already registered the idea. Oh and the vans will have to be silver with a blue stripe.

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