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Istvan David 16th August 2010 16:20

O scale ballast
 
Hi!

Maybe this has been asked before, but where can I buy O scale ballast, that can be shipped to Europe (all the sites I visited will ship only to U.S) ?

TCWORLD 16th August 2010 16:29

Re: O scale ballast
 
http://www.kato-unitrack.co.uk/woodl...t-12812-0.html

Sell various sizes, and give size guide for different scales at the top.

Istvan David 16th August 2010 17:48

Re: O scale ballast
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TCWORLD (Post 132202)
http://www.kato-unitrack.co.uk/woodl...t-12812-0.html

Sell various sizes, and give size guide for different scales at the top.

Thanks!!! :-)

So for O scale I should choose the medium or coarse sizes?

TCWORLD 16th August 2010 18:14

Re: O scale ballast
 
Track ballast in prototype is usually 1.5" to 2.5" give or take.

SCALE---FINE------MEDIUM----COARSE

Z------2.2"-7.3"----7.3"-11"---11"-18.3"
N------1.6"-5.3"----5.3"-8"-----8"-13.3"
HO---- 0.9"-2.9"---2.9"-4.3"---4.4"-7.2"
S------0.6"-2.1"---2.1"-3.2"---3.2"-5.3"
O------0.5"-1.6"---1.6"-2.4"---2.4"-3.9"

That table then suggests that Medium ballast would be the best, though you could mix bothe the Medium and Coarse to get more variation in sizes.

Made in Italy 16th August 2010 20:00

Re: O scale ballast
 
Much depends on what type of ballast you want to reproduce, but I used the sand used for birds' cages it's cheap and good looking!
Franco

Dale Loyet 2nd July 2015 22:42

In our aeria we go to the feed store and buy chicken grit, or turkey grit.


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