Just a peaceful Friday evening and I need to work on the layout. It’s not like a professional need but something deep inside me needs this. So I’m ballasting. As James and I both agree, this is good meditative work. Brushing the little “rocks” into place I thought about how enjoyable it is now that I’m using this nice little brush. It’s the same inexpensive paint brush I’ve been using to paint the ties, the rail, glue for the grass, and here to spread the ballast. I work one tie at a time. The brush head is about the size of one tie and the control is superb.
I’ve always really enjoyed ballasting but know others. I wonder if it’s the choice of tools? Impatience?
Number 2 synthetic hair brush
Woodland Scenics fine ballast
Grand Pré NS Red