Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 13th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Sunday, 10 April 2016
HIGHBALL Products Ballast
I did get the last three bags of cinders from ex-Doug's Trains.
Over the past few weeks I have been trying to track down some extra cinder ballast by Highball Products for finishing off my Bellows Falls yards. Through our local hobby shop I found Walthers does not stock it anymore. When I went looking for the Highball web site...it was nowhere to be seen. I then heard second hand that they closed down...not sure if true...but if you use Highball you best scoop it up now. I did have enough ballast to finish my yard by cutting back a bit on the applications. Since then I found three bags at the just reopened Doug's Trains, now called Pete's Trains. Doug's supply of Highball ballast I have used before...it is large and coarse which needs to be ground down a bit before use. It must have been packaged wrong. Guess it will have to do for future projects until I find a product that I like...George Dutka