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    Ballasting Problem: Scenic Express N Scale Blended Ballast Clumps up When Gluing No Matter What I Try

    Hi there, I'm new to this forum, so please let me know if this isn't the right place to post this. I am in the finishing stages of my first HO scale layout, but when ballasting a section of my track with Scenic Express's N scale blended ballast I ran into a major issue despite following my...
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    Kato Unitrack Turnout - Electrical Issue or Mechanical Blockage?

    So….two months ago I ballasted my track, including the turnouts. I was EXTREMELY careful and all seemed well until now. I haven’t run trains since then but wanted to test my electrical connections again as I was planning on running trains soon. Upon testing one of the DIY DPDT toggle switches I...
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    Is it necessary to adhere weathering powders to ballast?

    I’ve applied weathering powders to my ballast and while the brand I’m using is self-adhering, is it best to seal in the powders with an additional method. If so, how do I do this?
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    To ballast or not to ballast......

    I am getting to the point where I am ready to ballast the track on my layout. I plan on using Woodland Scenics ballast. I plan on using a glue/water mixture along with wet water. My question is.... what do you use when you have to loosen/remove ballast in order to work on and /or replace...
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    Workin' on the railroad

    Just picked up a few of the Atlas Hart ballast cars, in a word Great! Thought I'd pose them on a new section of the layout. I can see by the photo there's much weathering to do, of course I could model the day they came out of the shop... nah!

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