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:


 The second part:


 And glued:


It dries now, tomorrow more fun! ;)

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