I need to ballast a section of traditional O gauge tubular tracks on a hinged lift-up panel, and need to keep the weight to a minimum. Any suggestions?
I have the excellent ballast products from Brennan's but I am concerned about the added weight. I crushed some lava rocks, but not sure that will be light enough (will crush into smaller pieces than shown in photo). I thought about just throwing some pink insulation board into a blender, then painting the remnants, but do not want to ruin the blender...or my marriage!!
I will also add this is my first attempt at any serious scenery. I read Dave Frary's 3rd edition of his bible on scenery from cover to cover, and it has helped immensely. My first attempt at the panel had too much yellow, orange, and brown in the turf mixture to mimic the fall scene, so I scraped it all off, and began over. After many trial runs on a piece of insulation panel, I moved to the lift-up panel, and it actually became fun! Even engaged the grandkids, who insisted this lighthouse scene had to have farm animals, hence the corals. I attached some photos to show the scene.
Thanks for any advice,