I was a bit bored...

....so I took some photos of The Railway. If anyone is interested you can
have a look at a sample at:
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I was using a new flash-thingy so I wasn't sure how things would work
out, and in playing about with that I forgot about depth-of-field...
Almost forgot: The Railway is "Worms-on-Spaghetti" (N gauge), roughly
based on my local line.
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David Jackson
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The message from "Paul Stevenson" contains these words:
'cos I haven't found a ballast which looks right to *my* eyes - yet. I have lots of packs of various grades of crushed granite, budgie grit, and all the usual products, but I'm still looking. My TT layout was ballasted with tiny cork chips and looked OK(-ish) but the wife's liquidiser can't cut the cork fine enough for N.
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David Jackson
Check out chinchilla sand from the pet shop, its very white but takes watercolour to tone it down and colour it - If using PVA don't smooth it too hard or you get 'concrete infill'. If you use book binding PVA which is flexible and a suitable track bed it is quiet (granite wasn't). I used insertion jointing for concrete buildings from the builders merchant, its a wood felt material with very good sound absorbtion, about the same cost per square foot as sundela but not stiff enough for unsupported use so I laid it on ply.
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Mike Smith
The message from "Mike Smith" contains these words:
Thanks for that one, Mike. I haven't come across chinchilla sand ubtil now. The track (all of it!) is pinned to the track-bed with Gem pins, the best pins I've ever come across - some of them are on their 3rd or 4th layout - and stay straight even when hammered into chipboard! Luckily I bought a lot of them many years ago (1965-ish). Perhaps I'll get round to glueing the track down and ballasting - one day.
I've still got a Super D kit to finish...
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David Jackson

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