Removing Ballasted Track

Works great if you used our new ballasting article.

Did you read our new ballasting article (Ballasting Done Right (Version 2)), test it out, and now decide the track needs to come back up? I'm about to show you how to remove that track very fast!

· Putty knife
· 70% Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
· Eye dropper

Use eye dropper to wet the ballast with 70% Isopropyl alcohol, and allow to soak for around 2-3 minutes, then
start pushing the putty knife under the track, it should slide under. Repeat as necessary.

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