"TOY" sand...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by NCMRailroad, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. NCMRailroad

    NCMRailroad Member

    Hi All,
    I just thought I would mention to those wondering what other kind of ballast they could use besides the expensive stuff! (No name mentioned:rolleyes: )
    I was attending a birthday party for my girlfriends little fella when I see he got a sand box from his grandmother. The sand that she purchased was from TOYS R US. - TOY BOX Sand in 75 Ib. bag. It is NON metallic, multi coloured and applies well. For $ 5.00 (+ a bit for the governments plate!) yea can't go wrong!
    I am quite impressed with its appearence even after it had been wet down!
    Something I thought I would like to share!
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Play sand works great. I mix it in with the more expensive stuff so that it I have more of it for longer time without having to spend more on the expensive ballast.
  3. NCMRailroad

    NCMRailroad Member

    That is what I wish i did before I got to the end of my ballasting!

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