Ballasting and Product List

Arizona Rock and Mineral Company          [email protected]  (833) 297-6250

100Fifty  DirtOak Creek Red114127Gray PowderStamp Sand151
101Red CinderBasalt115128Smooth StonePit Run152
102Kaibab LimestoneApache Stone116129ConcreteB&O154
103Black CinderMauve117130NP GrayNS Louisville Kentucky155
104Sedona RedOrange118131Mill TailingsIndustrial Powder200
105Penn GrayRoofing Sand119132White MarbleBNO201
106Beach SandAsh1220133CSX Bright GrayKinzua300
107High DesertCajon120134Green GraniteDesert Plum400
108Jerome OreAspalt121135UP GraySante Fe Mauve500
109EartYard Mix122136Ghost City Concrete
109cCumbersUP Tan Granite123137Wood Debris
110Low DesertFools Gold124138CSX
112CokePink Lady125140Pigments
113CoalWhite Pigment126150St Louis blend


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.