View single post by Dwayne
 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2015 10:05 pm
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Joined: Mon Mar 19th, 2007
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
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Started cutting ties this morning. Within a hour I had a couple of hundred. Each measures 3/8"x3/8"x4". Used treated fence panel boards from Home Depot. Cheap and plentiful.

I secured the code 250 aluminum rail to the ties using 5/8" x 19 wire nails. I had used Micro Engineering spikes before but found out that as they backed out of the ties they often would rotate so that the head no longer held the base of the rail. I'm thinking that the current wire nails with their round heads won't do the same. And as they protrude through the bottom of the ties, I'm hoping that a coating of rust develops on the ends to keep them from backing out.

After three hours of spiking I managed to put down about 18 feet of track. I use a railbender Herb made for me a few years ago. Works like a charm. :thumb: Ties are spaced 2 scale feet apart.

Posed my little live steamer Ida on the track.

"If the women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy".
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