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Sat Jul 18 07:49:53 EDT 2015

Where are the two N&W quarries you mentioned located? I really like the dea of using quarry sand for ballast.
Regards Russ Goodwin Buford, GA

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From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at>
Date: 17/07/2015  21:08  (GMT-05:00)
To: nw-modeling-list at
Subject: RE: BALLAST

For stone ballast, I use 2 sieves to screen quarry sand from N&W
quarries. For cinders, I dye plain sand black and screen through the
smaller sieve.

Grant Carpenter

On 7/13/2015 2:17 PM, NW Modeling List wrote:
> Is there a commercial product to replicate NW 1950's  mainline and
> yard ballast?  What looks/works best to the more experienced hands?
> Thanks!
> *Ed Svitil*
> *Norfolk & Western Railway Modeler *
> **
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