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 Posted: Wed Oct 22nd, 2014 07:55 am
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Helmut



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@Herb
The rails are 40mm channel. A large stretch will also be made of 30mm. A friend's large layout on his premises ( he owns a metalworking business and uses it for in-house transport ) is made of this, too. It stands up well. I thought about using 5 or 7kg/m rail, but the costs were too high. Rails can be found stacked after having been pulled out of their second life as garden fenceposts in a nearby ex-mining village, but once people got the word prices started to soar. A decent rail bender for that size is also somewhat demanding to build. Finally a 10' track segment cannot be handled by one man alone so easily.



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