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Old 3rd July 2005, 03:04   #1
Sidecar Bob
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Default Ballast

One of the fellows in the model railroad club brought in a bag of dark coloured, coarse sand sold for sandblasting to be used as ballast in some areas of the club layout.

It looks just like the crushed slag that CN used on the main line up the east side of Lake Simcoe (& probably in lots of other areas too).

Apparently it cost about the same as 2 or 3 bags of commercial ballast. A bag of it will probably do for my whole layout.
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