My track is laid, I am ready for ballast and scenery. Do you ballast the turnouts? My last layout I only put ballast on the outsides of the turnout and it looked OK from the sides. I wish I had painted the cork grey first, but I failed to do so. What do others do? Rail painting. I am very aprehensive to start this, I do not have a paint sprayer so it would have to be brushed on. I am concerned that it would take forever, I have about 100' - 150' of track. I do believe it would look better though, especially as it would discuise my track feeder wires, where they are soldered.