105 Pennsylvania Gray
$2.00 – $7.00
Gray blend limestone is one of the most popular colors with the eastern modelers.
This is a natural blend that could be used for several different railroads East of the Mississippi river.
If you are planning connections to the mountains or deserts, use this product for the mainline that connects to those Western branch lines.
As your railroad works west, the geology and color changes so use different colors for the ballast and scenery.
Product is great and consistent.
Much easier to control then woodland scenic. I model in N scale, it just looks more proportional to me.
I'm new to ARM products, I had read ballast reviews and decided to place an order. I model eastern PA railroading and found the Pennsylvania and Kinzua ballast to very accurately mimic the railroads here. I would also add that this ballast doesn't require pre-wetting when you use the Ballast Bond product, which means a one-step process is a definite possibility! I would highly recommend this product!
Great. Got started with layout with this order and plan to continue
This stuff isn’t one homogenous size, but rather has everything in it just a the prototype does making it far more realistic that other brands. It also has greater mass, being actual stone, so it stays where you put it even when you get a little ambitious with the water soak and glue. I’ve got about ten pounds on my railroad and wouldn’t use anything else.
Pennsylvania Gray Ballast 105 is a black cinder for any railroad that uses black ballast cinder for the railroad.
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After being ejected out of a volcano, cinder/volcanic rock gets its appearance from the simultaneous rapid cooling and depressurization process. Grey Cinder has small cysts, which is what causes it to be so light in weight. We crush it down to make 105 Pennsylvania Gray 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 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.
|Dimensions||4.2 × 2.7 × .85 in|
0 Powder, 03 Sand and Gravel, 1 N Scale, 2 HO Scale, 3 Large "O" Scale, 4 Rocks "G" Scale, 5 Large Rocks