Update on 3rd February 2023: Royal Mail are still requesting people to stop posting new orders internationally through the Post Office. This is to allow them time to rectify the problems they are still having after the cyber attack a few weeks ago. Any international orders placed will be held until we are able to post them again.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
In real life track ballast forms the trackbed upon which railway sleepers are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the sleepers. It is used to bear the load from the tracks and trains, to facilitate drainage of water, and also to keep down vegetation that might interfere with the track structure.
In model form we use it to simulate the appearance of the real thing and it does nothing structurally with track laying.
Different sizes and colours of ballasts are available for use on model railway and the choice of colour will depend on the real thing used in the area you are modelling. We stock grey and brown and they come in fine and very fine options. Works best when combining two different sizes.