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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2018, 04:28:56 PM »
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The grout looks great, but it is hard as stone, so there is no getting it back up if you need to change something.
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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2018, 07:08:26 AM »
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The grout looks great, but it is hard as stone, so there is no getting it back up if you need to change something.

I like the grout for simulating dirt roads and stuff, but would not use it for ballast .. there is no return ..

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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2018, 08:27:37 AM »
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Oops, post removed.  You had the issue solved back on page one..... figures that would be the one I missed as I blitzed through the posts.

On ballast (I am starting a layout so have been keeping track of the threads), our friends on Railwire had these suggestions recently-
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=43754.0
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=43030.0
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 08:42:13 AM by thomasjmdavis »
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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2018, 09:10:32 AM »
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@chicken45 has been consumed by the @Ed Kapuscinski mojo and will do only his bidding. He has already succumbed to the Dark Side and cannot be turned. If impenetrable ballast is all he desires, that is what he will receive.

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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2018, 05:29:04 PM »
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Too keep the OT theme going, the most realistic ballast I've seen in N scale recently is in @GaryHinshaw photo:
And it is not grout.

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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2018, 10:28:13 PM »
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What is that ballast?
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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2018, 12:16:17 AM »
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What is that ballast?
I believe it's Smith and son since Gary stated this thread about it.

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=43754.msg562247#new
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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2018, 09:01:53 AM »
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I will look in to this ballast.  Thanks!
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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2018, 09:23:17 AM »
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The ballast used on the old BYR which is now in @chicken45 possession is Smith and Sons Penn Ohio Blend Grade 50.

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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2018, 10:22:56 AM »
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The ballast used on the old BYR which is now in @chicken45 possession is Smith and Sons Penn Ohio Blend Grade 50.

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That's awesome to hear, @sizemore !! I was worried about how that would blend. Now, I may not have to blend it at all.
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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2018, 03:12:58 PM »
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@sizemore one of the sidings has some of this going on. What is this?
« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 03:18:19 PM by chicken45 »
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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2018, 03:59:09 PM »
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@sizemore one of the sidings has some of this going on. What is this?



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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2018, 11:09:01 AM »
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@sizemore one of the sidings has some of this going on. What is this?

Magic Fairy Dust.

Honestly its most likely some crystallization of the white glue or substrates from the Highball ballast used there. I wonder if where you're keeping the layout is humid (like below ground basements) which would make sense. I would hit it lightly with a clean/dry toothbrush and see if that cleans it up. If that doesn't work wet it down and very gently hit it with the toothbrush again before the white glue unsets.

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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2018, 02:19:57 PM »
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Magic Fairy Dust.

Honestly its most likely some crystallization of the white glue or substrates from the Highball ballast used there. I wonder if where you're keeping the layout is humid (like below ground basements) which would make sense. I would hit it lightly with a clean/dry toothbrush and see if that cleans it up. If that doesn't work wet it down and very gently hit it with the toothbrush again before the white glue unsets.

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It was in a basement that was pretty humid this summer. Not so much now. I was just wondering what it was. I thought it was sanded grout at first.

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Re: Turnout Trouble
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2018, 07:24:33 AM »
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That looks like plastic or wood shavings.  Did you try to vacuum that?