I'm adding Woodland Scenics ballast to already-installed flextrack. I'm
using the 1-to-1 water/white glue mix with a little wetting agent. I
prespray with a little "wet" water only, sprinkle some ballast, spread
it between the ties then give a final soak with an eyedropper. Results
are marginal and are not quick.
Too little wetting agent and the ballast floats or washes away. Too much
and you get a soap bubble mess. Either way, the ballast washes back over
the ties. Spraying the glue mix (rather than the eye dropper) spreads it
If you apply the ballast then lay the track, the ballast does not fill
in between the ties as most branchlines look. Ideally, we'd like the
ballast to stay between the ties once it is sprinkled on. Okay, I can
scrape away excess ballast when dry then vacuum it away (and it looks
okay). But is there a better method??
17 years ago