133 Norfolk Southern CSX Bright Gray


Gray salt and pepper cinder with white.

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Scott P.

Didn't Use it

The quality looked ok but it took so long and was so expensive for the two little bags, I decided to use something else.

Patrick M.

Love the product!

I'm loving the product. I prefer to use real rock ballast on my HO scale model railroad, just like back in the old days of Highball ballast. My only problem is getting the color right, so I've had to sample several different varieties to find something that I "THINK" matches what the Erie Lackawanna used. The "Limestone" ballast was too "sandy" or tan-colored for my taste, but I will repurpose it somewhere else on the layout. The "marble" too bright and light-colored for ballast that has been down for years and weathered, BUT is IDEAL for brand-new ballast recently put down, based on photographic evidence. The "Kinzua" blend was too dark. I'm trying the NS/CSX Bright Gray now and I think this will be the ticket based on the mix of light and darker gray. My suggestion might be to put larger pictures on the web site taken under bright light.

Lee G.

lee greene

Ballast looks good. I haven't started work on layout yet, but I'm closer

Allen C.

Looks GREAT on Southern Railroad trackage

Love the ballast, looks great on my Southern Railroad layout. Great follow-up when the post office moved incredibly slow, not ARM's fault as they shipped fast. Will buy more!

Ron H.

Great product, best ballast on the market

Excellent , easy to work with . The results are very good and realistic. I Highly Recommend this product


Norfolk Southern CSX Bright Gray 133 is a Grey cinder for any railroad that uses grey ballast cinder for the railroad.

1331 Norfolk Southern CSX Bright Gray N Scale Ballast
1332 Norfolk Southern Bright Gray HO Ballast
1333 Norfolk Southern CSX Bright Gray Ballast

After being ejected out of a volcano,  grey cinder/volcanic rock gets its appearance from the simultaneous rapid cooling and depressurization process. Grey Cinder Sand has small cysts, which is what causes it to be so light in weight. We crush to down to make 138 CSX SP Wabash Grey 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

Weight 11.5 oz
Dimensions 4.2 × 2.7 × .85 in

1 N Scale, 2 HO Scale, 3 Large "O" Scale, 4 Rocks "G" Scale