Ties, what to use.
In the past I have used On3 ties for On30 layouts, why change? Well, I have been testing Sn3 ties under On2 to see if the arrange looks like the Maine two footers. I briefly thought about doing the same, but with S standard gauge ties. A while ago, I started a test module in On30, “Slow Train Down South”, and I used On3 ties on it. So back to the test module to see what worked. Great think about having a test module to see who thinks work!
From above, looks okay, but what about close up?
I like the height of the O scale tie because it gives the ballast a deeper bed. Yes, I will be using more ballast, but I am also use HO cork sub-roadbed, so the On3 ties go right to the shoulder of the sloop. After all, this is narrow gauge, we are not making a wide sub-roadbed. Next question, what about the black ballast I will use on the Northern Maryland? How will it look?
Not bad, at least I thought the ballast looked good with the On3 ties. I think the “Slow Train” ties look a little to red though. So, it will be Mt Albert 5″x7″x 6 foot ties