Arizona Rock and Mineral Company [email protected] ARmballast.com (833) 297-6250
|100||Fifty Dirt||Coal||113||124||Fools Gold||Ghost City Concrete||136|
|101||Red Cinder||Oak Creek Red||114||125||Pink Lady||Wood Debris||137|
|102||Kaibab Limestone||Basalt||115||126||White Pigment||CSX||138|
|103||Black Cinder||Apache Stone||116||127||Gray Powder||Pigments||140|
|104||Sedona Red||Mauve||117||128||Smooth Stone||St Louis blend||150|
|105||Penn Gray||Orange||118||129||Concrete||Stamp Sand||151|
|106||Beach Sand||Roofing Sand||119||130||NP Gray||Pit Run||152|
|107||High Desert||Ash||1220||131||Mill Tailings||Industrial Powder||200|
|108||Jerome Ore||Cajon||120||132||White Marble||BNO||201|
|109||Eart||Aspalt||121||133||CSX Bright Gray||Kinzua||300|
|109c||Cumbers||Yard Mix||122||134||Green Granite||Desert Plum||400|
|110||Low Desert||UP Tan Granite||123||135||UP Gray||Sante Fe Mauve||500|
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.