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Little help finding one of Cody's articles

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Little help finding one of Cody's articles
Posted by Chips88 on Monday, April 08, 2019 10:35 AM

Ladies/Gents -  I am looking for an article written by Cody Grivno where he was showing us how to ballast and completely cover a yard in sand.  I believe he had an old photo of an ATSF yard out in California as an example.  I also remember he was using Smith Sons Ballast.  I can't remember if it was in "Model Railroader" or one of the special issues.  Can anyone help me?

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Posted by j. c. on Monday, April 08, 2019 11:59 AM
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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, April 08, 2019 12:30 PM

I see many references to MR Video Plus series where Cody showed some ballasting techniques:

https://kalmbachhobbystore.com/product/streaming-video/15602stm

Chips88
I also remember he was using Smith Sons Ballast.

I live about a half-mile from where Harley and Dale Smith had their ballast buisness and layout. Sadly both are now deceased. Scenic Express carried their ballast for a while. Arizona Rock & Mineral is one of the best sources for real stone ballast. Even Highball is long gone.

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/11/p/258743/2903231.aspx

 https://tinyurl.com/y3c8xcfv

 

Here's a look at the C&NW Proviso yard outside Chicago. 

 CNW_Proviso_x5a by Edmund, on Flickr

 

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by Chips88 on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 11:15 AM
Thanks guys, I found it. I appreciate the help.

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