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Ballasting begins…

August 10th, 2008

I’ve finally got round to starting the ballasting. I have completed track 1 on module 1 and will be finishing off track 2 this afternoon and starting on the second module.

So far, so good. I’m impressed with the Arizona Rock & Mineral ballast I bought in Denver in May. The only tricky thing is fighting gravity, as it is heavier than normal ballast, so profiling is not as easy.  I’m having to put a layer of glue on the slope of the trackbed to hold the first layer of ballast, then using that as grip for the next layer.

But in the end it is ending up looking quite good. See for yourself in the photo below. More updates to come soon…