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Ballasting a Metcalfe viaduct.

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Has anyone any suggestions about ballasting track across a Metcalfe card viaduct. The finished kit has been sprayed with clear varnish and can still be removed from the layout. I am concerned about moisture causing warping. I am considering trying odurless hairspray after reading about its use fixing foliage to model trees. Thanks.

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Another possibility would be to make an u-shaped channel from 1 mm polystyrene shet that fits into the bridge, paint it in a decent grey and balast it separately as scahalane suggested. The advantage is that you can form the ballast in the way you want an no ballast stone will fall apart from the board; inaddition the polystyrene will not warp if getting wet.

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