130 Northern Pacific Gray Model Railroad Ballast


Flat grey ballast

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    Gordon P.
    US US
    #130 Ballast for N scale

    I find the AR&M ballast extremely easy to use. I lay down a couple of feet of ballast, brush it into the shape I like, then gently tap the rails - individually - with the handle of some small scissors to get ballast out of rails and off of ties. Then I misted very gently with soapy water, getting the ballast wet all over. After that came applying the glue: Elmer's Glu-All mixed 50/50 with soapy water. Then comes the hard part. Leave it alone until thoroughly dry. Results are great!

    John C.
    Australia Australia
    1301 - Northern Pacific Gray Ballast

    I've been an ARM customer for many years, starting when Phillip Anderson, George's father, was my initial contact. I initially used other brands of ballast for my N scale layout. However, following Pelle Seaborg's recommendation for ARM products in his three books, I now never use any other products. The NP version is a good colour for my layout.

    John W.
    US US
    Works will with Kato Unitrack

    I needed some ballast to cover up the plasticy Unitrack. This grey ballast works well and blends in. Rub some 100% white glue on the unitrack first and put down a layer of ballast. Let dry, then ballast as you would any other track. That initial layer gives the rest something to hold on to and it won't all slide off.

    ALLEN M.
    US US
    NP ballast

    Good stuff - just what I needed.

    ERIC K.
    US US

    Great color match .


    130 Northern Pacific Gray Model Railroad Ballast is a flat gray ballast.

    1300 Medium Gray Powder
    1301 Northern Pacific Gray N Ballast
    1302 Northern Pacific Gray HO Ballast
    1303 Northern Pacific Gray HO Mainline Ballast
    1304 Northern Pacific Gray Large Scale Ballast
    1305 Casada Gray Boulders
    1306 Northern Pacific Gray Rip Rap
    1307 Northern Pacific Large 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.

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    Additional information

    Weight11.5 oz
    Dimensions4.2 × 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