115 Empire Builder Basalt


A bluish-grey ballast


115 Empire Builder Basalt is a blueish grey ballast.

1150 Basalt Powder
1151 Empire Builder Basalt N Ballast
1152 Empire Builder Basalt HO Ballast
1153 Empire Builder Basalt HO Mainline Ballast
1154 Basalt Large Scale Ballast
1155 Basalt Rip/Rap
1156 Basalt Rip/Rap
1157 Basalt Rip/Rap

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.

More about Basalt

Other Grey Ballast

Additional information

Weight 11.5 oz
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, 6 Boulders, 7 Large Boulders


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