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  • Will_Annand
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    Originally posted by billb


    How do you glue ballast?I've tried spray bottles,eye droppers,even my airbrush to apply wetting agent and diluted white glue with no success. :erm:



    On the club's N Scale layout, we use the glue bottle, half and half mixture of glue and water.

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  • billb
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    How do you glue ballast?I've tried spray bottles,eye droppers,even my airbrush to apply wetting agent and diluted white glue with no success. :erm:

    Have a good one.

    Bill Burge

    Marion,Iowa

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  • plbab
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    I was going to sift it to remove junk. I just wonder if it will take glue. Paul

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  • MP_Rich
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    I work in HO, so have never used it for N. I do use quite a bit of sand for various things on my current layout. I would think finding the correct sand would be the point. Sand comes in a neverending bunch of types and sizes. I have never felt the needto sift any I use. Are you thinking of getting lumps out or thinking of the metal potential? I have read about problems of it getting into the magnets of motors, but after running a magnet through the first half dozen bunches I used, I decided it was not worth spending time. I have never had trouble with metal. It can get into gears and stick to wheels if they have oil on thenm but regular ballast does also. Has anybody else had personal experience withmetal in sand? Maybe it is an area thing that just hasn't bit me yet. I get sand from rural type ares that are less prone to dirt and pollution but really like having a wider range of sizes and colors so that I can do yard tracks different than my mainline ballast. Richard

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  • Will_Annand
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    I have found a product at the local Dollarama store called "Decorative Gravel". It is non magnetic and silver gray in color. it comes in a plastic jar and the cost is $1.00 for 670g.

    There is a coarse and a fine grade. I use the fine grade for Ballast and the coarse for where I wish to show a rock slide or crushed rock.

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  • plbab
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    Anybody ever use sand for N scale ballast? If so was it sifted? Paul
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