103 Black Cinder

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    PM
    06/08/2021
    Peter M.
    US US
    Cinder ballast

    Great stuff; ordered more! Looks like Cinders and not microscopic coal….

    JH
    01/25/2021
    John H.
    US US
    Best Ballast Material Going

    ARM makes the best ballast, any color, any scale, it looks real because it is the real thing.

    JH
    01/25/2021
    John H.
    US US
    Big Fan of This Product.

    Great Stuff, the right ballast for my railroad, I mix this with the HO scale to get the right look.

    FD
    01/15/2021
    Frank D.
    US US
    Review of 103 Black Cinder

    I bought this product as a replacement for Highball 124 Cinder. Both items were intended for HO gauge use. I found the Arizona R&M product to be superior with better grain size and few if any oversize pieces. it is compatible with the Highball product, so it makes for an easy transition. I recommend it.

    DT
    12/21/2020
    Dave T.
    US US
    Great Ballast!!!

    I really like using this product. The color is Great, and the product stays where you put it, and doesn't float around when adding water and glue. Color from bag to bag can be slightly different, but that is because it's natural product, and in Nature nothing is the same. It's so close though, that you don't notice the change. I highly recomend using these products!!!

    Description

    Black Cinder Ballast 103 is a black cinder for any railroad that uses black ballast cinder for the railroad.

    1030 Powder
    1031 N Scale Ballast
    1032 HO Scale Ballast
    1033 Large “O” Scale Ballast
    1034 G Scale Ballast
    1035 Large Rocks
    1037 Large Boulders

    After being ejected out of a volcano, crushed black cinder/volcanic rock gets its appearance from the simultaneous rapid cooling and depressurization process. black Cinder Sand has small cysts, which is what causes it to be so light in weight. We crush these down to make 103 Black Cinder 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

    Weight11.5 oz
    Dimensions4.2 × 2.7 × .85 in
    scale

    0 Powder, 03 Sand and Gravel, 1 N Scale, 2 HO Scale, 3 Large "O" Scale, 4 Rocks "G" Scale, 5 Large Rocks