ballast size

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jlg759, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. jlg759

    jlg759 Member


    I am ready to do some ballasting on my ho scale layout and wondering which size of woodland scenics ballast i should use . I am kinda torn between the fine and medium. I have also been told that the woodland scenics ballast does not stay in place well and that i should consider another brand. Any help would be appriciated Thanks
  2. belg

    belg Member


    Hey Joe You should try to do a search because that topic was addressed not to long ago and there was alot of good info in the thread.Hope that helps
  3. Keith 55

    Keith 55 New Member

    Joe, If WS ballast doesn't stay in place, it wasn't glued down well in the 1st place. Having said that, it might be best to treat ballast like aquarium gravel and rinse the heck out of it in a collander and dry it thoroughly before using it. All manner of foreign matter and production oils can contaminate anything you buy on a sporadic basis and ruin your best efforts. Don't assume that anything you use is really clean, including food, until you wash it well. That's the true nature of Hi-Speed production.:eek: As for what size to use, the WS website gives recommendations and you have to compare them with pictures of the region you are modelling. I'm sure someone will offer better and more specific advice than this very soon. Have Fun!:D

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