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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Cat Litter   Tue May 17, 2011 7:09 am

We have been experimenting for a couple of months on the use of cat litter for ballast. We started by filling our cats tray with litter, then sand, and then soil. he used it every time which suggested it wasn't the material but the location!
Cat litter is made from many different things (including some which are banned in America!).

We used the litter from NETTO which is 85 centimes for 7 litres and is made from TURONIENS which are crushed fossils from the cretacious age (gives its name to Tours, and its other name is Angoumien, which gave its name to Angouleme)
It took about 20 bags to ballast all the line and mark out some extra roads: so pretty good value. it absorbs five times its own weight in moisture and doesnt break down;

heres a pic of it in use around the 'picket' siding:

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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Cat Litter   Tue May 17, 2011 7:25 pm

That could be useful....
I wonder how it copes in the long term with successive rain.

I think I'll try some.
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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Cat Litter   Tue May 17, 2011 8:29 pm

Hope you saved some for that other new feature of your tramway.

Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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