crazy idea for street running in yard with pavement

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fafafooey

crazy idea for street running in yard with pavement

Post by fafafooey » Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:45 pm

I would like to run a street car line through a driveway and i'm looking for any ideas for the type of material I would used to look like asphalt. I live in new england and there is some serious frost problems to deal with. I know that I would have some problems with the flange way getting full of dirt and debris but I dont care. how would one design and build a "street" type of trackage for such a project. what do i use? concrete? asphalt? please help. thanx

prt1607j

Post by prt1607j » Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:33 pm

tear up the pave ment where you want it and then sink the track in cement.. sure to work and most this track is indestructable

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Post by scottychaos » Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:34 pm

its been done! :)
check out Stans's webpage:

http://www.trainweb.org/pcsrr/Driveway_Tracx.html

fafafooey

thanx for the help!

Post by fafafooey » Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:40 pm

Hey guys thanx for the help! really! once it warms up a little i'll start work and send in some pics!!

Lehigh Valley Railroad

Post by Lehigh Valley Railroad » Wed Mar 17, 2004 10:19 am

Thats Really neat, just like the real ones, huh? :wink:

yutzk

Post by yutzk » Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:36 pm

Hey thats a pretty good idea that guy had! I might have to try it outside now too hehe

Kevin

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:25 pm

Hrmm... 1/25" scale street running. I'd like to see that!

Consider what the street railways used to do... apply concrete to the outside of the running rails... pave between the guage with paving stones set in concrete! Or... spike down another set of rails in between and fill with conrete.

Make sure you allow for expansion and contraction lines/joints.

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