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'Do not try this at home'; or, the tedium of ballasting.



Having waited a week for the modelling clay to dry, on closer examination I see my method of squashing and scraping with my thumb a large lump of modelling clay across and into the track has caused the sleepers to move and distort:




My how I laughed!  Thankfully, this was done for only one-third of the layout.  For the right hand sidings (general merchandise) I will make little 'sausages' and cut them off to push down into the sleeper gaps.  For the passenger station viaduct, I will be using granite chippings and P.V.A. glue, so the problems will differ, no doubt.  'Let the shipwrecks of others' misfortunes be your lighthouses', or suchlike...

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