15003 Bag UPRR & BNSF. St Louis MO Sand & Gravel


This product is manufactured with HO to
dust as a special effects ballast. Railroads use
what we call sand and gravel used around
the railroad to fillin low spots.
Spread the material right out of the package.
Wet it down with water that has a few drops
of soap added to it. Bond it with diluted
white glue and water.

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Cut a corner off the package and sprinkle it out with a shaking motion parallel with the roadbed. Begin at the base of the roadbed slope and apply in layers as you work your way up to the top. Do this for the other side as well. Apply a thin amount around the ties. Spread the ballast around the ties with a 3/8” brush. wipe the ties clean with your finger. Tap the rails with the brush handle to bounce the rock away from the rail flanges. If necessary, groom the sides by dragging a piece of paper. Wet the ballast with wetted water through an eye dropper and drip only on the ties at first. Now bond the material with a mixture of one-part white glue and two parts water with eye dropper the same way.

About UPRR & BNSF. St Louis MO Rocks


Model Railroad Ballast for UPRR & BNSF Layouts

Enhance your model railroad with our meticulously crafted ballast, perfectly suited for reproducing the iconic track beds of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF). Our ballast is designed to bring a realistic look and feel to your miniature UPRR and BNSF rail systems, mirroring the specifications and granularity of the ballast used in these major American freight rail networks.

Key Features:

  • Authentic Texture and Color: Carefully selected to match the color and texture of the real ballast used by UPRR and BNSF, ensuring an authentic modeling experience.
  • Precision Graded: Our ballast is finely graded to ensure smooth track laying and realistic appearance, enhancing the overall aesthetics of your model layout.
  • Durable Material: Made from high-quality materials that resist fading and wear, our ballast maintains its appearance under various environmental conditions within your model setup.
  • Ideal for Scenic Modeling: Perfect for creating detailed, scenic layouts that feature the industrial and transportation hubs like St. Louis, where these railroads converge.

Elevate your model railroad with our UPRR & BNSF-specific ballast, and bring a piece of American railroading history to life in your home or exhibition.

Additional information

Weight 11.5 oz
Dimensions 4.2 × 2.7 × 8 in


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