Monday, July 15, 2013

Sleeper cleaning

 

All that ask ballast was entertaining to lay on Clayhanger Yard. As mentioned on Wednesday, it sticks everywhere. Standard gauge tracks in yards tend to be ballasted up to the sleeper tops but not above. Something to do with sleeper rotting I think.

Anyway, while wet, the ash can be scraped from the tops with a sharpened ice lolly stick. When its dry though, things are different. Then it takes a blunt chisel slid along the tops. Good job we have some that probably have been thrown away.

1 comment:

Richard Balthazor said...

As a bumbling amateur who can never hope to achieve models like your own, I'm reassured to find out I'm not the only one who has to scrape ballast from the top of the sleepers after a ballasting session :-) Thanks for all the ongoing hints and tips.