134 Copper Range Green Granite
$4.00 – $7.00
Green granite rock
134 is green granite ballast. Use on model railroad layout.
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their mineralogy. The word “granite” comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a completely crystalline rock.
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1341 Copper Range Green Granite N Ballast
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1344 Green Granite Large Scale
1345 Green Granite RIPRAP
After being ejected out of a volcano, red cinder/volcanic rock gets its appearance from the simultaneous rapid cooling and depressurization process. Red Cinder Sand has small cysts, which is what causes it to be so light in weight. We crush it down to make 101 Red Cinder Ballast
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Ties/Sleepers are placed on ballast to forms the tracked 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.
|Dimensions||4.2 × 2.7 × .85 in|
0 Powder, 1 N Scale, 2 HO Scale, 3 Large "O" Scale, 4 Rocks "G" Scale, 5 Large Rocks
The Perfect Live Load Material for my ore trains.
Spot on color. This color was also used on some of the DSS&A line to the Ferry.
The first time I saw AZ Rock and Mineral ballast in a hobby shop was ages ago. I tried it and was hooked on the ease of creating realistic scenes with 6 grades of the same material ranging from fine sand to fairly large rocks. I found mixing N scale and HO scale ballasts together really gives a super fine look to the trackwork; I use one bag of N to either two or three bags of HO ballast, just for a bit more variety, or you could just sprinkle some N over the HO ballast if you prefer. Being an SP modeler I've used that type of ballast at home and on a club layout I worked on and got great results every time. I find that rock looks a lot more like rock than walnut shells ever could, try this and I'll bet you will agree with me.