Some detest ballasting, but we find it quite therapeutic. The process requires time and focus and it is a great way to distract your mind from the real world.
THERE ARE a number of choices when it comes to adding ballast to a model railway which is an essential ingredient of the real railway for drainage and to keep the track in position. The simplest method is to use readily available pre-ballasted rolls of foam underlay, but there is no real substitute for carefully finished hand ballasted track as we are showing in this guide.
The tools and materials you need are basic. A can of brown spray paint, two grades of Woodland Scenics ballast, masking tape, a couple of plastic tubs, a spray bottle with water and basic glues. The rest is purely down to time and attention to detail.