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 track. I am using Atlas code 83 track along with Atlas remote snap switches. The information I have received from folks on this forum on how to trouble shoot and fix the Atlas turnouts has been a great help. I have had to remove turnouts from the layout to fix them and in some cases move them to another part of the layout where I can use a ground throw as opposed to a remote switch machine. With 33 of these Atlas Remote switches, I am sure there will be more fixing and changing out in the future. So..... what has anyone done with regard to removing ballast when track repairs need to be done?