Best W.S. ballast size for N scale ?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Biased turkey, May 19, 2006.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Woodland Scenics has 3 ballast size: coarse, medium and fine
    Obviously, coarse is too big for N scale.
    So what size is best suited for N scale: medium or fine ?
  2. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    Fine is what came in the Scenic Ridge kit I'm building and it looks ok to me. I'll be sticking with it.
  3. BrianK

    BrianK Member

    I used medium years ago and it didn't work at all. I have fine ballast now, and although I haven't used it, I can tell it will work out much better. It is still too large scale-wise, but it LOOKS right, which is what really matters.
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Ya Fine ballast is the best for N Scale.

    You could use medium and coarse ballasts for hills and other scenery though.
  5. santafefan

    santafefan New Member

    I just finished ballasting my track with Woodland Scenics fine ballast, very easy to work with and the results were very pleasing.:thumb:

  6. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Thanks to all the nice people who took some of their time to reply.
    I had some medium type left from a HO diorama, and following your opinions I purchased some fine type
    I did some ballast testing and I agree that the "fine" ballast type looks better.
    Good idea TruckLover to use the medium type for hills.

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