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Track ballast is the material which forms the trackbed upon which railroad ties (also known as “sleepers") are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties. It is used to bear the compression load of the railroad ties, rails, and rolling stock; to facilitate drainage; and keep down vegetation that can compromise the integrity of the combined track structure. Ballast also physically holds the track in place as the trains roll over it.

Of course in our model railways, the ballast is just there to make the track look realistic.

Pro Tip : Mix a few different color bags of ballast together to get a 'non-uniform' ballast color.

Shop our range of ballast from Hornby, Peco, Woodland Scenics & Noch.

Welcome to our Model Train Ballast Collection, where every detail counts and authenticity reigns supreme. Dive into a world of finely crafted ballast materials designed to enhance the realism and beauty of your model railroad layout.

Our collection features a wide variety of ballast options, meticulously curated to suit different scales, eras, and aesthetic preferences. Whether you're modeling a bustling mainline railroad, a scenic branch line, or a rustic industrial spur, we have the perfect ballast to bring your layout to life.

From traditional crushed stone ballast to modern gravel and sand alternatives, our selection offers a range of colors, textures, and sizes to suit your modeling needs. Whether you prefer the earthy tones of natural stone or the uniformity of synthetic materials, we have the perfect ballast to complement your scenery and add depth and dimension to your layout.

But our collection doesn't stop at ballast alone. We also offer a variety of accessories and tools to help you achieve professional-looking results with ease. From ballast spreaders and applicators to glue, brushes, and weathering powders, we have everything you need to create realistic ballast beds and tracks that look like the real thing.

Whether you're a seasoned modeler or just starting out, our Model Train Ballast Collection provides the tools and materials you need to create stunning scenery and bring your railroad dreams to life. Explore our selection today and take your layout to the next level with authentic, true-to-life ballast that captures the essence of the railroad experience.