102 Kaibab Limestone Ballast

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    RE
    07/02/2021
    Ron E.
    US US
    limestone ballast

    As always a great product. With most modeling projects the closer you can come to using a material that is like the real thing the better it looks.

    GG
    06/03/2021
    Glen G.
    United States United States
    Fantastic products!

    Great products, solid value, and makes my modelling that much better. Wish I had found ARMBallast sooner! No idea why the reviewer above / below said "excellent" but gave one star? If I could give 6 stars I would!

    R
    05/31/2021
    Rlm
    US US
    Works great with desert scene.

    Excellent service.

    R
    05/29/2021
    RLM
    US US
    Excellent Advice/Product

    George is very aware of the perfect ingredients for a scene which depicts nature. He has a great eye for what works.

    B
    05/29/2021
    Bob-R`
    US US
    KAIBAB LIMESTONE - perfect for my desert themed layout

    The Kaibab Limestone is a perfect fit for my US Gypsum/Plaster City, CA On30 narrow gauge layout. The color is a great match for the desert landscape on my commercial photo backdrop and it blends very well with my simple washed play sand mixed with other Arizona Rock and Mineral products that I use for the bulk of the landscape. It's great stuff!

    Description

    102 Kaibab Limestone 102 ballast is a white carbonate sedimentary rock for any railroad that uses white limestone for the railroad.

    1020 EARTH

    1021 N SCALE BALLAST

    1022 HO BALLAST

    1023 O Scale BALLAST

    1024 G SCALE BALLAST

    1025 HIGH DESERT FIELD STONE

    Like most other sedimentary rocks, most limestone is composed of grains. Most grains in limestone are skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera. These organisms secrete shells made of aragonite or calcite, and leave these shells behind when they die. Other carbonate grains composing limestone’s are ooids, peloids, intraclasts, and extraclasts. We crush it down to make 102 Kaibab Limestone Ballast.

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    Other White Ballast

    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.

    More on Ballast

    The ballast for railway modelers comes in many sizes and colors. You will need to choose the size—this dependent 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. Color is not as important as variations occurred around the country dependent 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. 

    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.

    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, 6 Boulders, 7 Large Boulders