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Bfagan

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Kato Ballast
« on: May 09, 2022, 05:07:40 PM »
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Can anyone tell me how to make Kato ballast as the Kato bags are really expensive.

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Re: Kato Ballast
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 06:49:28 PM »
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Look here, maybe it is what you are looking for; http://thomas.tuerke.net/on/mrr/?thread=1289869264

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Re: Kato Ballast
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 07:17:25 PM »
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Great article... To me, that 1:1:9 ratio looks better than 1:1:5
Both ratios look better than Kato's ballast..

To me.. the black overpowers the white a bit.. (you may consider a 1:3:9 (B:W:G) ratio...)

You could stand to bump up the Gray even more too.
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Re: Kato Ballast
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2022, 07:21:23 PM »
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At one time Kato actually had Woodland Scenics blend and package a matching ballast.   Don’t know when or why they stopped using WS.
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Re: Kato Ballast
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 03:03:12 AM »
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At one time Kato actually had Woodland Scenics blend and package a matching ballast.   Don’t know when or why they stopped using WS.
Charlie Vlk

Maybe they didn't like walnut shells...

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Re: Kato Ballast
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 09:14:11 AM »
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Look here, maybe it is what you are looking for; http://thomas.tuerke.net/on/mrr/?thread=1289869264

This is what I do and I'm very pleased.
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