105 Pennsylvania Gray

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Gray blend limestone is one of the most popular colors with the eastern modelers.

This is a natural blend that could be used for several different railroads East of the Mississippi river.

If you are planning connections to the mountains or deserts, use this product for the mainline that connects to those Western branch lines.

As your railroad works west, the geology and color changes so use different colors for the ballast and scenery.

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Description

Pennsylvania Gray Ballast 105 is a black cinder for any railroad that uses black ballast cinder for the railroad.

1050 Powder
1051 N Scale Ballast
1052 HO Ballast
1053 HO Mainline Ballast
1054 Large Scale

After being ejected out of a volcano,  cinder/volcanic rock gets its appearance from the simultaneous rapid cooling and depressurization process. Grey Cinder has small cysts, which is what causes it to be so light in weight. We crush it down to make 105 Pennsylvania Gray Ballast

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Ties/Sleepers are placed on ballast to forms the trackbed upon which the track placed. It is packed between, below, and around the ties and ballasted to bear the load from the railroad ties, to facilitate drainage of water, and to keep down vegetation that might interfere with the track structure. The ballast also holds the track in place as the trains roll over it. It consists of crushed stone. Many modelers consider ballasting a chore, but one that is necessary to get the right look.

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The ballast for railway modelers comes in many sizes and colors. You will need to choose the size—this dependant on the scale of your model railway. Choose the color because of the location of your railway. Size is critical as over or under size ballast looks wrong. Colour is not as important as variations occurred around the country dependant on what local stone was available. It is possible to combine two colors to create the effect you require, but mixing the materials must be done accurately to allow you to combine the two colors again should you need more material. Choose the size and color that are appropriate for your scale and locale and complement the colors of your scenery. 

Additional information

Weight 11.5 oz
Dimensions 4.2 × 2.7 × .85 in
scale

0 Powder, 1 N Scale, 2 HO Scale, 3 Large "O" Scale, 4 Rocks "G" Scale

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03/01/2020
Greg A.
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Ballast Order

I have not used the ballast yet. It looks very good however. I hope I ordered enough. I ordered in late Jan. The order was processed by PayPal about a week later on Jan 29. I received my order on Feb. 28, so the processing and shipping was slow. I knew ARM would be slow so i ordered early and it wasn’t a problem.

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02/05/2020
Chris S.
US US
Purchase from ARM

I have still not received the order.