Maytag "Danged Agitator"
I have not worked on my RR for several months now. Built an entertainment center for our living room and now before cold weather two toy boxes for the grandkids Colton and Alissa. My second hobby is getting to be a second job but I love makin saw dust and wood chips. The last big project that sits unfinished on the railroad is the ballasting. I started the ballasting about 3 years ago. I finished up the shopping district/dpwntown area and was very unhappy with my results. Next came the yard area which is looking much better but still not real happy with it. So practice, practice, practice will get the look that we are all after. I start by spreading the dry ballast, misting with alcohol and then flooding with Sobo glue(found at Michaels and oither craft stores). Sobo stays flexable and is easily removed if needed. I reused all of the track and turnouts from my first layout by just using a little warm water and not much elbow grease. This process works well for me but I would love to be able snap my fingers and have it done.