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Here are a few pictures of the ballasting job I did on my past layout and my current one.  

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20200429_144639Current layout has WS coarse cinders glued to a Styrofoam substrate. TABLE top is 1/2  inch MDF,  3/4 inch Styrofoam,  then a top layer of 1/4 inch Styrofoam cut out to inset the tracks.  This makes the tracks appear like they are sunk into the ground and also you use less ballast. 

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These 2 photos are of my previous layout.  If you live near a menards,  they sell a 50 lb bag of blasting sand. It's an abrasive  grit for stripping paint and rust from metal. I  bought a bag for $7.99 less my 11% rebate.  1 bag could cover several large layouts (a bag fills a 5 gallon bucket ). 

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