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Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by ozzy, May 3, 2007.
i hope this works
i am thinking about taking out all of the ballast and replacing it with a finer ballast. what do you all think?
That's the first thing that caught my eye. The ballast looks way to big.
it did not look to big in the bag....lol it do look bigger in the pics for some reason tho.
That is one cool little building!
But yeah..... the ballast looks just a touch too big.
I agree. Ballast looks too big. That lamp at the end of the table could almost pass for being the moon!
Thought the same. Had to take another look. It looks cool, though.
What size ballast are you useing? It does look a little to big.
the ballast is woodland scenics medium gray blend.
The refinery looks very convincing, good work ozzy.
I think most N scalers use W.S. fine ballast. Some HO scale modelers use the fine size too, they say medium is too big for HO scale.
just remember its not done yet, i have lots of detail pieces and some other things on order, and some more thats back ordered for 2 more months.
i have some more kits to put together yet. and i have 3 oil pumps back ordered. i got the motors to make them move up and down but not the pumps...GRRRR.
i think im going to take up my ballast and use the fine stuff. im hoping that it wont be to hard to get all the bigger stuff up .
on this layout there will be 3 train running . each modular is 24" x 48" this is the first one.
That looks really COOL so far, can't wait to see some more progress!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Nice looking scene Ozzy!
well i think im going to go to town sat and get the fine ballast. and see what i can do. im hoping i dont have to rip the track its self up to get the bigger stuff off the layout.
ok, how in the heck do you keep the fine ballast from washing away with the dropper?
Lol, soap/Water solution Read the back of the bag, it gives you directions on how to properly apply the product.
To take up the old ballast, I would suggest your finger and a clean vacuum.
in between the rails run a small flat head screwdriver up and down the rails a few times to loosen up the top and vac, off.
What kind of adhesive did you use?
scenic cement and water 50/50
here is a pic with the fine ballast. now whatdo you think? it look right or not?
I think it looks good, may I suggest cleaning the ballast off the tops of the ties, this can be easly done with a small foam brush and you would be supprised how much better it will look :mrgreen:
i been trying to get it off the ties, but its not easy. and i still got to pick off the old ballast that got mixed in with the grass when i was taking it all off the layout. but i think it looks alot better as far as the ballast go.