Thanks guys! I am going to have to take a week off due to my real paying job and the coffers are pretty low.
My son with the railroad is working a quarry not far from Gaston. He was given a quote of $1200 delivered for 25 Tons of what they call ballast.
It looks good for what I need. My sons boot is the gauge he provided.
/ Cheap lake home? May or May not happen. (It is a go!)