I am about to start on a N scale layout of the Surfline, I am thinking of using several real materials on the layout and I have several crucial questions, how would I prepare real sand to be used on the layout as a beach? Can I use real ballast as rocks? And if so, how do I prepare them? And are...
It looks like I put a little too much ballast, a beginer's mistake. It is all dried up now, and the train stalls from time to time. Please offer me advise on cleaning excess dry ballast from my N scale tracks. Maybe a knife or plastic sheet?