ballast for ON30

Discussion in 'On30 Forum' started by wabana kid, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. wabana kid

    wabana kid New Member

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    I AM USING CODE 83 AND THE PROPER RAIL TIES FOR ON30, MY QUESTION IS WHAT SCALE OF BALLAST SHOULD I USE ( WOODLAND SCENIC BALLAST ) SHOULD I USE O SCALE OR S SCALE AND SHOULD IT BE MEDIUM OR LARGE SIZE BALLAST ?:wave:
  2. hminky

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    Most smaller narrow gauge railroads, which were the majority, used dirt and gravel from the drainage ditches excavated alongside the track. I use paver sand to represent that gravel. I have an article at:

    http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/gravel/

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    Harold
  3. ScottyB

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    I'm with Harold on the paver sand. 40# bag is less than $2 at Home Depot. I'm also experimenting with putting moss (from the dried flower section of Michael's or Hobby Lobby) in the blender and mixing the result into the ballast to add a tint of "weeds" and "dirt". Still experimenting, no pictures...

    Scott
  4. wabana kid

    wabana kid New Member

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    On30

    THANKS FOR THE INFO hminky and ScottyB lots of info to considerannounce1