Friday, April 20, 2012

Cinders for ballast | 4 Comments - Click Here :

I've completed ballasting all the roadbed with cinders. My previous experience has been that it is much easier to get this completed before hand laying rail. The look of a heavily used mainline is only temporary as much of this will be overgrown with dirt and weeds once scenery is complete.
I begun by sanding the ties level. Then proceeded to use a four part process to distress and stain the ties. After they were dry, I poured cinders from Mountain Modelcraft, securing them with the tried and true white glue method.
- Cowboy Up!

Step 1: Stain with Silver wood. Step 2: Distress ties with a heavy-duty wire brush tool designed for use in a drill.
Step 3: Stain with Weather-It. Step 4: Dry brush with Quaker Grey.

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  1. Modeling 1-to-1--very lucky! I like the progress so far; look forward to more.

    1. Thank you Ryan. I look forward to more myself as time permits.

  2. Looks Good Darel. Nice to see progress. I'll have to try your tie weathering technique. Can't wait to see rail on all of this!


  3. Thanks Brother d!
    Me too. Rodeo season is in full swing now though. So the going is gonna be allot slower until fall.