vrijdag 1 februari 2013
Starting the ballasting!
I do have a stash of sifted sand, I use that for ballast:
First I bring it on with a spoon, rub it down the ties and finish it with a brush:
Then I spray it with water with some drops of dish detergent. This will "relax" the water so the water-glue mix will penetrate the sand:
Then I drop it in with the mix, in this case I use flexibel glue from a Dutch manufacturer called Anita Decor (www.anitadecor.nl) in the mix 1 part glue to 5 parts water. I drop it in with a seringe:
At the turnouts the glue wanted to penetrate the switchtie. I had to fast-dry it with a hair dryer:
It dries now, tomorrow more fun! ;)