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Graded Sand & Gravel Analogue
Product Code: 5524/4

4kg: £32.40 Inc VAT and delivery


4kg: £32.40 Inc VAT and delivery

High Fidelity natural dust free dry sand & gravel analogue. Satisfying requirements for exacting detail and the ability to model "sans frontier".
Developed and Manufactured in the UK.

Primary Colour and Source: Natural coloured sand and gravel "ballast" comparable to products originating from quarries in East Anglia and the South of England. Whilst sands and gravels were once moved by rail, vast quantities continue to be used for ready mixed concrete.

Actual Grain Size: 0.1-0.6mm
High Fidelity Analogue at 00/HO Gauge to real life 10-40mm natural gravels. BS EN 12620 Aggregates for concrete. This is the principal standard for specifying sands and gravels for ready-mixed concrete

Originators Note: Sand and Gravel for concrete is normally graded from zero to 20mm size. At OO/HO scale this would require gravel to be under 0.25mm in size and sand would be even finer which would make the analogue product dusty.
Hence, our Sand and Gravel Analogue is necessarily a compromise, it is graded to provide a granular visual impression but this creates a material that is larger in grain size than a true analogue.
In the construction industry mixed sand and gravel is confusingly often referred to as ballast or "all-in" ballast. This has absolutely nothing to do with the crushed and graded stone ballast used to support railway sleepers. The double meaning of the term provides for mega-bites of on-line mis-information !

Pack size: 4kg

Seize the opportunity afforded by the exacting researched detail that defines the realism of our OO/HO Gauge Model Railway Wagon Load - Sand & Gravel.

Our analogue materials not only add authenticity to your model railway landscape but become a critical element in the historical commentary. With all our analogue aggregate products we pay meticulous attention throughout our unique manufacturing process to ensure that the product you receive is free from dust and true to scale, thus allowing you to create without compromise and providing you with natural materials to create a sensory experience that transcends the miniature scale.

Colours, textures and most importantly the scale size of our Ultra Realistic Model Railway Wagon Loads are all carefully chosen, ensuring that every wagon and hopper of your model railway reflects life size reality.

Enhance the aesthetic appeal of your model railway and impress fellow enthusiasts with the attention to detail that sets your layout apart. Browse our full range of Ultra Realistic Model Railway Wagon Fill options and transform your model railway into a breathtaking masterpiece. Unleash your creativity and let the wagons roll!

Using Model Railway Nomenclature, Applications for Sand & Gravel Analogue Include:
Real life examples rounded to nearest actual quarried sizes.

Z Scale (1:220): Real life 22 to 125mm coarse gravel - River bed and coarse sea side gravels - Open Quarry faces and stockpiles.

N Scale (1:148): Real life 15-100mm coarse gravel.
TT Scale (1:120): Real life 12- 75mm coarse gravel.
Gravel scree and open heathland - Urban Apocalypse. The perfect granular base for disaster wargame scaping , its light colour being ideal for overpainting with a variety of media.

OO/HO Scale (1:76): Real Life 10-40mm

In real life both the old British Standard and more recent European Standards call for sands and gravels that are clean and free from organic residues just like our sand and gravel analogue only in miniature !

Our natural sand and gravel analogue makes for perfectly scaled clean wagon fill and depot stockpiles.

O Scale (1:43): 5-20mm Concrete Aggregate. In the real world the largest single application for aggregates. Our gravel analoge can be bound with cement, but does not provide for great strength in thin sections. Try epoxy or polyurethane resins or PVA glue to increase strength, or use as a dust free filler/extender in Jesmonite®.
Ideal for quarry-scapes and stockpiles. A complete background for film and image beach and river scenics.

G Scale (1:22): 2-14mm Fine Concrete Aggregate. Use as a clean fine texture background for river banks and beaches.

Colour & Form:
We take great care to provide accurate images, however, shade variations can occur both with the products themselves and with ambient lighting.

When used for modelling, perceived variance to colour and reflectance can occur due to base materials and adhesives used.

It can be difficult to adequately describe and visualise grain size, we do, however, show products in context with additional images.

This product option is packed in a secure weatherproof pack.
Delivery is either by post, national or international couriers. Our checkout allows for you to advise us of any delivery requirements or concerns you may have.

Specify: Ref 5523 Graded Sand & gravel analogue from Specialist Aggregates

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