Ballast size

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by JKountz, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. JKountz

    JKountz Member

    Hey group, Im getting to the ballast stage in my layout and Im wondering whether to use medium or fine. What are the rules for HO??

  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I use the medium. Fine would be more for N scale.
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Rules? We don't need no stinkin rules! I use both, mixed together.
  4. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Use use both but not mixed. I'll first use the medium and then sprinkle a little fine on top. No real reason, I just think it looks a little better that way
  5. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    for main lines i do as Glen but for sidings that see little use i use fine mixed in with dirt.
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I use the fine, although I have used medium as a sub-ballast if the area required a bit of fill. Sidings get cinders, or cinders with dirt and weeds, or, in some cases, just dirt and weeds.


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