Dan Padova posted:Lou1985 posted:
I ballasted the 4 spur tracks around my turntable. The other 4 tracks, which are unballasted, will lead into an engine house I have yet to start building. Once the weather turns colder I will start on that, as I've decided the 4 track engine house will be my winter project. I also added numbers below each track leading from the turntable that correspond to a number on a toggle switch, so I remember which switch turns on which track. In case you are wondering ballast is fine crushed granite. It is sold for mixing into chicken grit at a local feed store. Comes in several colors (I have no idea why they stock red and gray crushed granite but they do) and costs 35 cents a pound. You can get 100lbs of crushed granite there for $35 if you want. Can't beat that.
$.35/pound is a great price. Particularly for us as we don't need much for our indoor layouts. But for my garden railway I go to the quarry and purchase a half ton for about $20.00.....
I can't fit 1000lbs of granite in my car 😁