Filling turn out and dropper holes.

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by Prairie Tank, 11 January 2020.

  1. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    Having drilled holes to allow plenty of movement for my turn out wire rods and dropper holes I wanted to fill and ballast over them but still allow the rods to move and be able to repair any droppers should they ever fall off.

    I have used Blu Tack. Simply push into the holes, on the turn outs you will have to activate the motors a few times to make sure the tack is moved out of the way of the rod action, then sprinkle ballast over the top.
    Gently push ballast down a little with the non bristle end of a paint brush, this will stop it being hoovered off.

    Job done.

    John :)
  2. michl080

    michl080 Western Thunderer


    never thought that way. When I had to camouflage the holes below the points at my H0 layout, I cut a slot in a piece of cardboard, so that the rod could move in the slot. The cardboard was strong enough to survive the ballasting and glueing.

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  3. Prairie Tank

    Prairie Tank Western Thunderer

    That is a very good idea Michael.

    John :)
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