|View single post by Tim H|
|Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 06:46 pm||
|I loathe and hate ballasting,
it is a boring task that takes forever and it is not easy to get an even result.
That was how I felt about ballasting when I worked in HO, but O Scale is so much easier,
or at least it is after starting to use a paper cup to distribute the ballast.
The quality and brand might make a big difference, but I was using Woodland Scenic N Scale for HO,
but now I use B89 Coarse Grey lovely stuff.
Absolutely no dust, and it does not discolour after being soaked in PVA,
whilst the redundant N Scale ballast is used for the fine gravel found at the edge of the cess.
My tools for ballasting are nothing special:
Though I cannot ballast the layout is one go, therefore I use the elephant principle*
but I ensure that I ballast at least 15cm each time I visit the workshop (without exception).
*Eating an elephant, one bite at a time