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Spray-On Ballast
          Allen Heimsoth and his fellow modellers came up with this technique, and made mention of it in the previous websites' "Photo Gallery", but we thought it deserved a bit more attention. We've also added a couple extra thoughts in the paragraph below the technique.
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          Once we finished constructing the yard, we had to ballast it....if we were to ballast the entire yard, not only would we have to secure a small loan for the ballast, I doubt we could begin to lift it! What we came up with, was SPRAY ON ballast!

          After painting the track, we then sprayed on the "ballast" using Fleck-Stone spray paint.  Behold! instant lightweight ballast.  Also notice how the switch machine motors in this photo and the previous photo seem to blend in when painted with ballast

From three feet and with trains in the yard, "I can't believe it's not Butter!....er Ballast!".
          This technique is one we found quite interesting. Obviously, some careful masking to avoid getting "Ballast" on the ties and rails would be a good idea, and we're sure Allen and his friends did exactly that based on the photo.

          The "Fleck-Stone" paint is available in many colours by several different manufacturers, depending on which country you reside in, but a quick visit to your local DIY or Home Improvement Store should provide several different options. If your group has a standardized ballast colour, we suggest taking some ballast with you to ensure you can get a close match.
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          Once we finished constructing the yard, we had to ballast it....if we were to ballast the entire yard, not only would we have to secure a small loan for the ballast, I doubt we could begin to lift it! What we came up with, was SPRAY ON ballast!

          After painting the track, we then sprayed on the "ballast" using Fleck-Stone spray paint.  Behold! instant lightweight ballast.  Also notice how the switch machine motors in this photo and the previous photo seem to blend in when painted with ballast

From three feet and with trains in the yard, "I can't believe it's not Butter!....er Ballast!".
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E-Mail: andrew@bendtrack.com
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