Ballast Atlas C55

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by sitchad, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. sitchad

    sitchad New Member

    Aug 3, 2003
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    I am about to start my little N scale empire and to be honest do not look forward to ballasting the track. I worry about glue on the rail, in the switches and along the rails such that it would cause derailments. I am using Atlas C55 so all rolling stock is low profile wheels and not very forgiving.

    So, I was wondering if anyone had ever applied the ballast to the cork before the track goes down. I was thinking of gluing the ballast on the cork and rolling the track surface smooth with a roller. Then gluing the track on top of the ballast. I know the ballast would not come up between the ties but with the track being painted and weathered and the ties so thin I would think it would look okay.

    Anyone try this? Any comments?