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For the purposes of this discussion I'm limiting myself to to a 'ground level' trackbed because that's what I've gone for and have experience of.
It strikes me that there is something wrong with scaling the physics in this way, and that not having the opportunity to scale down wind, rain or cats in the same way as the trains probably makes this quite a high maintenance option.
However, it does ocur to me that combining these first two options might be a go'er.This brings us to the two obvious candidates. For a trackbed that doesn't get much higher than a couple of inches above the surrounding ground level I went for pouring a concrete trackbed in situ.The obvious benefit is that this clearly isn't going to move anywhere fast. However, for the appearance I was wanting this is clearly the best candidate.Don't underestimate the work involved with concrete. If you have a single 6" wide trackbed, averaging 6" depth, then every 36 yards requires a cubic yard of concrete.
A cubic yard of sand is about 1.5 tons, a builders merchants' bag (one of those big beasties) is typically around a ton.


Don't forget delivery charges, and you may well want to beg, hire or borrow a mixer because mixing a few tons of wet concrete is hard, slow work.In hindsight, I'm not convinced I'd do the same again. I would certainly reconsider using concrete blocks next time - being quicker to lay but probably more expensive.The obvious alternative is that of using timber, between suitable supports. On the third hand, since learning what goes into tanalised timber to make it rot-proof I've been decidedly wary of the stuff.At a later stage, when adding a branch, I considered the option of a wood-based trackbed but in the end I opted for concrete again for looks and robustness. The function of ballast on 12":ft lines is to provide a firm 'gripping' base for the sleeper to sit into. That said, there are those who apply the prototypical way, and do just sit their track on a suitable (I guess fairly deep) layer of ballast. The 'obvious' choice seemed to be fine gravel from the garden centre down the road, and dribbling on PVA in much the same way as I'd ballasted a few miles of OO.Two basic flaws with this - and one messy consequence.
No Nails proved positively useless at this, and the PVA equally so, so the track moved with temperature fluctuations etc.


Real ones; those from the DIY store could well be a nanometer of brass plating on instant-rust steel. There were finer grits available that were for showing off your exotic alpines - bagged small, priced big. However, I did find a cheap supplied of recycled material (I like recycling) in the EcoAggs range from another garden centre.
Now, white ballast is perfectly prototypical in some areas of the UK, but it does glow a bit.



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