138 CSX – Southern Pacific – Wabash Gray

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Gray (salt-pepper) cinder ballast for model railroad layouts and other modeling needs.

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DB
09/03/2021
David B.
US US
No Such Product

I ordered Large "O" Scale ballast and I received HO Mainline. I expected something a lot "Larger". I called to get what I ordered and I was told that Large "O" and HO Mainline are the same size. I guess if you really want Large "O" scale you have to order G Scale.

JB
06/12/2021
Joshua B.
US US
Finest ballast on the market

I highly prefer using real rock products for ballast, as they always look realistic, compared to the dyed nut shells of competitors. This CSX color is exceptional and fit my needs perfectly!

DS
06/03/2021
David S.
US US
Looks great.

I think it looks better then anything else out there.

JS
05/02/2021
John S.
US US
Great ballast

I used this ballast on n scale track. It looks really nice. I miscalculated and bought seven bags when all I needed was three.

VH
09/02/2020
Vernon H.
US US
SP ballast

Used this ballast for the past fifteen years. I usually mix two sizes for my O scale model.

Description

CSX SP Wabash Grey Ballast 138 is a Grey cinder for any railroad that uses grey ballast cinder for the railroad.

1381 CSX/Southern Pacific/Wabash Gray N Ballast
1382 CSX/Southern Pacific Wabash HO Ballast
1383 CSX/ Southern Pacific Wabash HO MAINLINE Ballast
1384 CSX/Southern Pacific Wabash Large Scale Ballast
13804 RIVER BOTTOM MIX

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 it 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
scale

0 Powder, 04 Sand and Gravel, 1 N Scale, 2 HO Scale, 3 Large "O" Scale, 4 Rocks "G" Scale, 5 Large Rocks