Hi Joe, this is a matter of your modelled prototype and your preferences. Generally, today's ballast is more consistant than in earlier eras. Medium ballast is a little coarse for a first grade mainline today, but looks right. Medium and fine mixed would suit the end of the steam era. Fine would suit 1900-1920. Up to the 1950s, ballast would probably be obtained locally so the colour would match the local rock/reiver bed.
Joe Goodrich wrote:
18 years ago