127 Gray Granite Rock Powder

Use as ground cover where you need gray powder.

You can use this to build up your base to reduce the cost of the ground cover.

Just pour into areas that need additional build up and apply 2 parts glue and on part water to glue in place. Then sprinkle the color you want to the top while still wet. To read more visit  Model Railroader Forums.

Rock powder, rock dust, rock powders, rock minerals, rock flour, soil remineralization, mineral fines, ground cover, dirt, and powder consists of finely crushed rock, crushed from larger rocks containing trace of  a wide verity of difference rocks

 

134 Copper Range Green Granite

134 Copper Range Green Granite

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.

1340 Green Mill Tailings Moss – Use as ground cover where you need red powder.

1341 Copper Range Green Granite N Ballast
1342 Copper Range Green Granite HO Ballast
1343 Copper Range Green Granite HO Mainline Ballast
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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Other Granite

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.

 

125 Pink Granite Pink Lady Ballast

125 Pink Granite "Pink Lady"

1250 Pink Granite Base Power “Stucco”
1251 Chicago & Northwestern Pink Granite N Ballast
1252 Chicago & Northwestern Pink Granite HO Ballast
1253 Chicago & Northwestern Pink Granite HO Mainline Ballast
1254 CNW Pink Lady Large Scale Ballast

Pink Granite

Pink Lady Ballast is a form of decomposed granite aggregate that is often chosen as the decomposed granite ballast used to support the rails in railway construction. As with roadbuilding, granite aggregate is popular with track layers due to its strength, durability, and excellent drainage-promoting qualities.

Granite is the most common igneous rock (rocks formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava) on Earth. In the case of granite, it originally crystallizes below Earth’s surface, where its slow cooling allows large crystals to form. You may have seen granite take shape as some of America’s favorite sights like Yosemite Valley or a few guys on Mount Rushmore. Granite has also been mined and used for daily applications for thousands of years, from ancient hand tools to modern-day countertops.

Decomposed granite as a crushed stone form is used as a pavement building material. It is used on driveways, garden walkways, bocce courts and petanque terrain and urban, regional, and national park walkways and heavy-use paths. DG can be installed and compacted to meet handicapped accessibility specifications and criteria. Different colors are available based on the various natural ranges available from different quarry sources, and polymeric stabilizers and other additives can be included to change the properties of the natural material. Decomposed granite is also sometimes used as a component of soil mixtures for cultivating bonsai.

While DG is most commonly used for paths, driveways, garden trails, and as a xeriscape ground cover, it can also be used to create smooth visual transitions between formal garden and wilderness. One of its advantages is that it breaks down, so any DG that migrates into a lawn or planting beds does not cause problems the way gravel does. Lining a path or patio with a black metal strip (which will disappear if buried low enough) will help keep it in place.

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123 Union Pacific Tan Granite Ballast

123 Union Pacific Tan Granite Ballast

1230 Tan Granite Base Powder
1231 Union Pacific Tan Granite N Ballast
1232 Union Pacific Tan Granite HO Ballast
1233 Union Pacific Tan Granite HO Mainline Ballast
12303 Tan Granite Sand & Gravel
1234 Tan Granite Large Scale Ballast
12304 Tan Granite Sand & Gravel
1235 Small Boulders
1236 Granite Boulders
1237 Granite Boulders Large

Track ballast forms the trackbed upon which railroad ties (sleepers) are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties. It is used 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. The term “ballast” comes from a nautical term for the stones used to stabilize a ship.

Tan Granite

Tan Granite Ballast is a form of decomposed granite aggregate that is often chosen as the decomposed granite ballast used to support the rails in railway construction. As with roadbuilding, granite aggregate is popular with track layers due to its strength, durability, and excellent drainage-promoting qualities.

Granite is the most common igneous rock (rocks formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava) on Earth. In the case of granite, it originally crystallizes below Earth’s surface, where its slow cooling allows large crystals to form. You may have seen granite take shape as some of America’s favorite sights like Yosemite Valley or a few guys on Mount Rushmore. Granite has also been mined and used for daily applications for thousands of years, from ancient hand tools to modern-day countertops.

Decomposed granite as a crushed stone form is used as a pavement building material. It is used on driveways, garden walkways, bocce courts and petanque terrain and urban, regional, and national park walkways and heavy-use paths. DG can be installed and compacted to meet handicapped accessibility specifications and criteria. Different colors are available based on the various natural ranges available from different quarry sources, and polymeric stabilizers and other additives can be included to change the properties of the natural material. Decomposed granite is also sometimes used as a component of soil mixtures for cultivating bonsai.

While DG is most commonly used for paths, driveways, garden trails, and as a xeriscape ground cover, it can also be used to create smooth visual transitions between formal garden and wilderness. One of its advantages is that it breaks down, so any DG that migrates into a lawn or planting beds does not cause problems the way gravel does. Lining a path or patio with a black metal strip (which will disappear if buried low enough) will help keep it in place.

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PLASTER BLUFFS

PLASTER BLUFFS
Don’t let anyone tell you building scenery is easy. This section of rock work took all day and just to get it done, I started slopping on the plaster.

I used some pre-made castings from my “Basalt Bluffs” scenery kit. Most of them were sawed in half to make low ridges of rock. This effect gives you steps in the mountainside as seen at the base. The tall castings from the rock kit are in the center of this picture. Our #1270 Gray Granite Rock Powder was brushed on the castings and then Zip Texture was applied with our other scenery materials. This camera angle doesn’t show many definitions in the rock forms but gives you an idea of how it fits into the rest of the scene.

New Customer – Ballasting and Product List

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100Fifty  DirtCoal113124Fools GoldGhost City Concrete136
101Red CinderOak Creek Red114125Pink LadyWood  Debris137
102Kaibab LimestoneBasalt115126White PigmentCSX138
103Black CinderApache Stone116127Gray PowderPigments140
104Sedona RedMauve117128Smooth StoneSt Louis blend150
105Penn GrayOrange118129ConcreteStamp Sand151
106Beach SandRoofing Sand119130NP GrayPit Run152
107High DesertAsh1220131Mill TailingsIndustrial Powder200
108Jerome OreCajon120132White MarbleBNO201
109EartAspalt121133CSX Bright GrayKinzua300
109cCumbersYard Mix122134Green GraniteDesert Plum400
110Low DesertUP Tan Granite123135UP GraySante Fe Mauve500
112Coke

Ballasting

The process of laying the ballast needs much care. You may get into a problematic area that you may not what the ballast or that color. If you’re going to blend multi colors, mix it, and store that first. Start pouring the ballast on the track from the bag or another container. Pour down the length of the track. Use a paintbrush about 1” wide to brush the ballast into the ties and to the sides. If you need an area to be a bit dirty, add some brown ballast or some pigment now. If the track is old or abandoned, place some grass and dirt middle and alongside.

Gluing the ballast

Never glue down the ballast till you are ready, and you don’t want any other changes. Use an eye drop with 50% glue and 50% water. Start in the middle of the track and keep adding till the edge starts getting wet on the surface. This is so the ballast does not move from the water. We do not suggest that you use alcohol or other than glue. So add some dish soap to make it flow better. The glue will take several hours to dry completely. Best to dry overnight. When dried or nearly add some powder of the same color or brown to add back some color, the was a loss from the water moving the dust that was in the product. When thoroughly dried, use the brush/ vacuum to find and lose ballast you don’t want. If the layout is not going to move, you can skip this.

Wholesale Price List

Item Description Retail WholeSale
1010 RED CINDER BASE POWDER 6 3.6
1011 RED CINDER N SCALE BALLAST 7 4.2
1012 RED CINDER  HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1013 RED CINDER HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1014 RED CINDER LARGER SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1015 RED CINDER RIP RAP 6 3.6
1017 RED CINDER RIP RAP LARGE 6 3.6
1020 EARTH 6 3.6
1021 KAIBAB LIMESTONE N SCALE BALLAST 7 4.2
1022 KAIBAB LIMESTONE HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1023 KAIBAB LIMESTONE HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1024 KAIBAB LIMESTONE LARGE SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1025 HIGH DESERT FIELD STONE 6 3.6
1030 ASPHALT PAVING POWDER 6 3.6
1031 BLACK CINDER BALLAST 7 4.2
1032 BLACK CINDER HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1033 BLACK CINDER HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1034 Black CINDER LARGE SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1035 BLACK CINDER RIP/RAP 6 3.6
1040 SEDONA RED POWDER 6 3.6
1043 Red Rock 6 3.6
1045 SEDONA RED ROCKS 6 3.6
1050 LIGHT GRAY SCENERY BASE POWDER 6 3.6
1051 PENNSYLVANIA GRAY N SCALE BALLAST 7 4.2
1052 PENNSYLVANIA GRAY HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1053 PENNSYLVANIA GRAY HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1054 PENNSYLVANIA GRAY LARGE SCALE 6 3.6
1060 BEACH SAND 6 3.6
1070 HIGH DESERT SOIL 6 3.6
1085 JEROME ORE 6 3.6
1090 EARTH 6 3.6
1091 CUMBERS & TOLTEC N BALLAST 7 4.2
1092 CUMBERS & TOLTEC HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1093 CUMBERS & TOLTEC HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1094 CUMBERS & TOLTEC LARGER SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1095 CUMBERS & TOLTEC RIP RAP 6 3.6
1113 FLAGSTONE THIN 6 3.6
1115 FLAGSTONE 6 3.6
1120 Coke Dust 6 3.6
1121 7 4.2
1122 COKE MEDIUM 7 4.2
1123 COKE MEDIUM 6 3.6
1130 COAL DUST 6 3.6
1131 COAL EXTRA FINE 7 4.2
1132 COAL FINE 7 4.2
1133 coal medium 7 4.2
1134 COAL COARSE 7 4.2
1135 COAL EXTRA COARSE 7 4.2
1140 Oak Creek Red powder 6 3.6
1145 Oak creek red 6 3.6
1150 BASALT POWDER 6 3.6
1151 EMPIRE BUILDER BASALT N BALLAST 7 4.2
1152 EMPIRE BUILDER BASALT HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1153 EMPIRE BUILDER BASALT HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1154 BALLAST LARGE SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1155 BASALT RIP RAP 6 3.6
1156 BALSA RIP RAP 6 3.6
1157 BASALT RIP RAP 6 3.6
1160 APACHE STONE BASE POWDER 6 3.6
1163 APACHE STONE SAND & GRAVEL 7 4.2
1165 APACHE STONE RIP RAP 6 3.6
1167 APACHE STONE RIP RAP 6 3.6
1170 SANTE FE MAUVE BASE POWDER 6 3.6
1171 SANTE FE MAUVE N BALLAST 7 4.2
1172 SANTE FE MAUVE HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1173 SANTE FE MAUVE HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1174 SANTA FE MAUVE LARGE SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1175 SANTE FE MAUVE RI RAP 6 3.6
1180 Oak Creek Red Power 6 3.6
1190 ROOFING SANDS 6 3.6
1200 CAJON BASE POWDER 6 3.6
1202 CAJON HO Ballast 6 3.6
1203 CAJON SAND & GRAVEL 6 3.6
1205 CAJON RIP RAP 6 3.6
1207 CAJON RIP/RAP 6 3.6
1210 EXTRA ASPALT PAVING MATERIAL 6 3.6
1220 ASH 6 3.6
1221 YARD MIX N BALLAST 7 4.2
1222 YARD MIX HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1223 YARD MIX HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1224 YARD MIX LARGE SCALE 6 3.6
1230 TAN GRANITE BASE POWDER 6 3.6
1231 UNION PACIFIC TAN GRANITE N BALLAST 7 4.2
1232 UNION PACIFIC TAN GRANITE HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1233 UNION PACIFIC TAN GRANITE HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1234 Tan Granite Large Scale Ballast 6 3.6
1235 SMALL BOULDERS 6 3.6
1236 GRANITE BOULDERS 6 3.6
1237 GRANITE BOULDERS LARGE 7 4.2
1245 FOOLS GOLD 6 3.6
1250 PINK GRANITE BASE POWDER 7 4.2
1251 CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN PINK GRANITE N BALLAST 6 3.6
1252 CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN PINK GRANITE HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1253 CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN PINK GRANITE HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1254 CNW PINK LADY LARGE SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1260 WHITE PIGMENT 6 3.6
1270 GRAY GRANITE ROCK POWDER 6 3.6
1284 rock 6 3.6
1285 SMOOTH STONE RIVER ROCK 6 3.6
1286 SMOOTH STONE 6 3.6
1287 SMOOTH STONE MED/LARGE 6 3.6
1290 CONCRETE PAVING POWDER 4.65 2.79
1300 MEDIUM GRAY POWDER 7 4.2
1301 NORTHERN PACIFIC GRAY N BALLAST 7 4.2
1302 NORTHERN PACIFIC GRAY HO BALLAST 7 4.2
1303 NORTHERN PACIFIC GRAY HO MAINLINE BALLAST 7 4.2
1304 NORTHERN PACIFIC GRAY LARGE SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1305 CASADA GRAY BOULDERS 6 3.6
1306 NORTHERN PACIFIC GRAY RIP RAP 6 3.6
1307 NORTHERN PACIFIC LARGE RIP RAP 6 3.6
1310 YELLOW MILL TAILINGS 7 4.2
1312 Mill Tailings Ballast 6 3.6
1315 YELLOW MILL TAILINGS Boulders.. 7 4.2
1320 SNOW 7 4.2
1321 WHITE MARBLE N BALLAST 6 3.6
1322 WHITE MARBLE HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1323 NORFOLK SOUTHERN WHITE MARBLE MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1324 White Marble Large Scale Ballast 7 4.2
1331 NORFOLK SOUTHERN CSX BRIGHT GRAY N SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1332 NORFOLK SOUTHERN BRIGHT GRAY HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1333 NORFOLK SOUTHERN CSX BRIGHT GRAY MAINLINE 6 3.6
1334 NORFOLK SOUTHERN BRIGHT GRAY HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1340 GREEN MIL TAILINGS MOSS 7 4.2
1341 COPPER RANGE GREEN GRANITE N BALLAST 6 3.6
1342 COPPER RANGE GREEN GRANITE HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1343 COPPER RANGE GREEN GRANITE HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1344 Green Granite Large Scale 6 3.6
1345 GREEN GRANITE RIP RAP 6 3.6
1350 DRIVEWAY GRAVEL 7 4.2
1351 UP Silverton WP Bold Gray N Scale 7 4.2
1352 UP Silverton WP Bold Gray HO Scale 7 4.2
1353 UP Silverton WP Bold Gray HO Mainline 7 4.2
1354 UP Silverton WP Bold Gray Gscale 6 3.6
1360 GHOST CITY CONCRETE 6 3.6
1375 WOOD DEBRIS 7 4.2
1381 CSX/SOUTHERN PACIFIC/WABASH GRAY N BALLAST 6 3.6
1382 CSX/SOUTHERN PACIFIC WABASH HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1383 CSX/ SOUTHERN PACIFIC WABASH HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1384 CSX/SOUTHERN PACIFIC WABASH LARGE SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1385 CSX Ballast Large Scale 6 3.6
1390 SANDHOUSE SAND 6 3.6
1391 WHITE LIMESTONE N BALLAST 6 3.6
1392 WHITE LIMESTONE HO BALLAST 6 3.6
1393 WHITE LIMESTONE HO MAINLINE BALLAST 6 3.6
1394 WHITE LIMESTONE LARGE SCALE BALLAST 6 3.6
1395 WHITE LIMESTONE RIPRAP 15 9
1400 DESERT VARNISH PIGMENT 4.8 2.88
1401 SUNSET ORANGE PIGMENT 4.8 2.88
1402 SUPI RED PIGMENT 4.8 2.88
1403 EARTH PIGMENT 4.8 2.88
1410 SUNSET ORANGE 4.8 2.88
1420 SUPAI RED PIGMENT 4.8 2.88
1430 EARTH PIGMENT 4.8 2.88
1440 white pigment 4.8 2.88
1450 BLACK PIGMENT 4.8 2.88
1460 Green Pigment 16.7 10.02
1500 UPRR & BNSF.St Louis MO 6 3.6
1501 UPRR & BNSF.St Louis MO N Scale 6 3.6
1502 UPRR & BNSF.St Louis MO HO Scale 6 3.6
1503 UPRR & BNSF.St Louis MO N Scale 6 3.6
1504 UPRR & BNSF.St Louis MO G Scale 6 3.6
1505 UPRR & BNSF.St Louis MO Rocks 6 3.6
1506 UPRR & BNSF.St Louis MO Boulders 6 3.6
1507 UPRR & BNSF.St Louis MO Large Boulders 6 3.6
1510 Pit Run Powder 4 2.4
1511 Pit Run N Scale 4 2.4
1512 Pit Run Ho Scale 4 2.4
1513 Pit Run “HO Mainline” O Scale 4 2.4
1514 Pit Run G Scale 4 2.4
1515 Pit Run Rocks 4 2.4
1516 Pit Run Boulders 4 2.4
1517 Pit Run Large Boulders 4 2.4
2000 INDUSTRIAL DIRT 6 3.6
2001 KINZUA N SCALE BALLAST 7 4.2
2002 Kinzua 6 3.6
2010 BNO Rail Yard Powder 7 4.2
2011 BNO Rail Yard N Scale 7 4.2
2012 BNO Rail Yard Ho Scale 7 4.2
2013 BNO Rail Yard HO Main Line 7 4.2
2014 B&O Ballast 6 3.6
2015 BNO Rail Yard Ho Scale 6 3.6
2020 Rail Yard & Siding Dirt 6 3.6
2022 B&O Rial Yard HO Scale Ballast 7 4.2
3000 KINZUA Power 6.09 3.654
3001 KINZUA N BALLAST 7 4.2
3002 KINZUA HO BALLAST 6 3.6
3003 KINZUA Ho mainline ballast 6 3.6
3004 KINZUA Ho Large Scale Ballast 6 3.6
4000 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Base Powder 5 3
4001 Southwest Chief Desert Plum N Scale Ballast 6 3.6
4002 Southwest Chief Desert Plum HO Scale Ballast 6 3.6
4003 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Ho Mainline Scale Ballast 5 3
4005 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Rip Rap Ballast 5 3
4007 Southwest Chief Desert Plum ALL Scale Ballast 5 3
5000 Winslow Sante Fe Mauve Powder 6 3.6
5001 Winslow Sante Fe Mauve N Ballast 7 4.2
5002 Winclow Hue Sante Fe HO Scale Ballast 6 3.6
5003 Winslow Hue Sante Fe Ho Mainline Ballast 6 3.6
5004 Winslow Hue Sante Fe G Scale Ballast 6 3.6
5005 Cactus Berry Rip RAp 6 3.6
5006 Cactus Berry boulders 6 3.6
5007 Cactus Berry Rip Rap 6 3.6
10403 SEDONA SAND & GRAVEL 6 3.6
10703 HIGH DESERT SAND & GRAVEL 7 4.2
11003 LOW DESERT SOIL 6 3.6
11403 Oak Creek Red Sand and Gravel 6 3.6
11603 APACHE STONE SAND AND GRAVEL 6 3.6
11803 OAK CREEK SAND & GRAVEL 6 3.6
12303 TAN GRANITE SAND AND GRAVEL 6 3.6
12304 TAN GRANITE SAND AND GRAVEL 6 3.6
13803 SAND & GRAVEL 6 3.6
13804 RIVER BOTTOM MIX 7 4.2
13903 special blend of white limestone 7 4.2
30004 Kinzua sand and gravel 6 3.6
1000 Filthy Gray Industrial Dirt 5 3
400-03 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Sand &  Gravel Ballast 5 3
500-03 Winslow Hue Sante Fe Sand and Gravel 6 3.6

109 Cumbres and Toltec Brown Ballast

109 Cumbres and Toltec Brown Ballast

Cumbres and Toltec Brown Ballast is a form of decomposed granite aggregate that is often chosen as the decomposed granite ballast used to support the rails in railway construction. As with roadbuilding, granite aggregate is popular with track layers due to its strength, durability, and excellent drainage-promoting qualities.

Granite is the most common igneous rock (rocks formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava) on Earth. In the case of granite, it originally crystallizes below Earth’s surface, where its slow cooling allows large crystals to form. You may have seen granite take shape as some of America’s favorite sights like Yosemite Valley or a few guys on Mount Rushmore. Granite has also been mined and used for daily applications for thousands of years, from ancient hand tools to modern-day countertops.

Cumbres and Toltec Brown Ballast as a crushed stone form is used as a pavement building material. It is used on driveways, garden walkways, bocce courts and petanque terrain and urban, regional, and national park walkways and heavy-use paths. DG can be installed and compacted to meet handicapped accessibility specifications and criteria. Different colors are available based on the various natural ranges available from different quarry sources, and polymeric stabilizers and other additives can be included to change the properties of the natural material. Decomposed granite is also sometimes used as a component of soil mixtures for cultivating bonsai.

While DG is most commonly used for paths, driveways, garden trails, and as a xeriscape ground cover, it can also be used to create smooth visual transitions between formal garden and wilderness. One of its advantages is that it breaks down, so any DG that migrates into a lawn or planting beds does not cause problems the way gravel does. Lining a path or patio with a black metal strip (which will disappear if buried low enough) will help keep it in place.

1090c Earth Cumber’s Base Powder
1091 Cumbres & Toltec N Ballast
1092 Cumbres & Toltec HO Ballast
1093 Cumbres & Toltec HO Mainline Ballast
10903 Cumbres Sand & Gravel
1094 Cumbres & Toltec Larger Scale Ballast
1095 Cumbres & Toltec Rip/Rap

Track ballast forms the trackbed upon which railroad ties (sleepers) are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties. It is used 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. The term “ballast” comes from a nautical term for the stones used to stabilize a ship.

 

Read more about decomposed granite

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