Ballasting Trick!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by msh, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. msh

    msh Member

    I was in the home improvement store getting a few layout supplies when I came across an Elmer's Glue stick. So, I bought it, took it home, and proceeded to slather it along the cork road bed to help keep that ballast secure when sprinkled. To my pleasant suprise it worked so well, combined with my trusty foam paint brush, that I'm laying ballast that actually looks good with minimal effort. Sure it's beginner ballasting, but to me it's looking just like the CSX lines running through the Charlotte area.

    In case you're interested I've pictures for your amusement at the site listed in the sig.

  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Well msh, first things first (DOH!) Welcome to the Gauge ,glad you are here. I visited your site and thoughly enjoyed the visit.:D
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    msh,Thanks for the heads up! You could not have time that better,as you know I am rebiulding my layout and hope to start ballasting sometime tonight.I shall give it a look see!
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    To msh and brakie, welcome to the Gauge! :D
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi, msh!
    Looks like you're doing exactly what you're supposed to with this hobby...having fun!:cool: :cool: :cool:
    Welcome The Gauge!:)
  6. bobrien

    bobrien Member

    Hey msh - welcome to the Gauge. And I really enjoyed your website. You like you are having nearly as much fun as I am
    ;) :)
  7. msh

    msh Member

    As my little boy so often says... "Oh yes I am". I can't explain why it took it on, but I'm really into this little project of mine. Even when I was younger, and all I had was a 4x8 with an oval, two turnouts, one loco and four cars, I knew there was something special about it. Now that I'm a grown-up, have some cash and don't take NO for an answer I can take it to the next level and then on and on and on....

    That's fun all right.
  8. bobrien

    bobrien Member

    oh yes for sure msh, I know what you're saying. But the difference between you and me is... I suspect you know what you are doing ;)
  9. Welcome msh

    Great Site, nice work, keep up the progress reports and pictures. you couldn't have happened upon a more helpful bunch than the Gauge. Even get some good laughs... AT&SF Duey:)
  10. msh

    msh Member

    Love that...

    Oh yes... pats on the back are welcome here.

    I appreaciate the welcome and the words of support by all.

    And oh yes, I plan on continuing the photo journalism on my site until the last speck of ground foam is sprinkled on the Town of Fourbyeight, US. (US standing for "upstairs") On to the job at hand!

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