This 3D model produces a OO/HO scale ballast spreader. This is one of three designs of ballast spreader we have made available. This version is a narrow ballast spreader, it evenly disperses the ballast and is used by making a forward/backward motion as you move along the track.
Note: This version of the ballast spreader disperses ballast along the center of the track, exactly over one exterior side and slightly offset spread on the opposite exterior side. This is useful for ballasting curves or track on a cork bed where you are trying to get a defined edge. This version of the spreader has slightly narrower holes, so it disperses ballast at a slower rate.
You can find out more by watching our videos over at oorail.co.uk and you can find other 3D models from our collection at Trackside 3D.
Post Printing Instructions
You may want to lightly sand and non-smooth edges that touch the track. You will probably need to use a flat-blade screwdriver or knife to remove excess filament from the holes.