Ballast storage idea

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Ballast storage idea

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:49 pm

Just wanted to share my method of storage/selection of sand and gravel
I've been collecting for years, different makes and different colours.
They are Tate & Lyle sugar containers, an expensive way to buy sugar, but I got them from work when ever they finished one.
Lightweight, unbreakable, secure lid, pour/shake options.

I have a set for flock too.

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and my easy place flock/gravel/sand placement device, a funnel made from a cleaner bottle that pours through the handle!

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Re: Ballast storage idea

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:03 am

Love the ballast scoop, great bit of lateral thinking there.
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Re: Ballast storage idea

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:46 pm

We eat a lot of marmalade ..........
Similar scene in my shed where rows of jam jars sit with :-

Sands
Ballasts
Flock Scatters
Crumb (Saw Dust) Scatters
Cat Litter (Unused)
Crushed Dog Biscuit (A Nice Orange)

Layout making is an art form, the greater your collection of scatters
(Think of as pigments) the more varied & realistic you work becomes.

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Re: Ballast storage idea

Postby NakatsuHime » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:12 pm

They are good.

Woodland Scenics use exactly the same jar if you buy their ballast.

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Re: Ballast storage idea

Postby stuartp » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:04 pm

Please yourself. I missed that sentence.
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Re: Ballast storage idea

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:18 pm

TimberSurf wrote: I got them from work when ever they finished one. I have a set for flock too.

stuartp wrote:We get the sugar at work delivered in those, they also keep scenic scatter and static grass refills in check.


Is there an echo in here? :)
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Re: Ballast storage idea

Postby Peterm » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:51 pm

Good thinking.
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Re: Ballast storage idea

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:29 pm

Having now done a big chunk of ballasting of my layout, there are a few jars now empty! I will have to start buying again when at trade fairs, else I will run out when I do the major runs. I have to say, that the Bleach/Milk container (controlled) funnel has been invaluable, especially as I use it to fill the little ballast hopper spreader I use and for precise laydown around the points.
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