Railway sleepers put to good usage...!

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  1. The Seer

    The Seer Veteran Member

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    Got hold of some redundant railway sleepers a few months back. Sliced em' up for a two tier system...

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    Damn site more stable and solid than those silly D.I.Y. metal ramps...

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  2. The Seer

    The Seer Veteran Member

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    Good clearance too...

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  3. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Those are nice!!
     
  4. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    We call those "Railroad Ties". ;)

    They're solid!
    They will last a hundred years for car ramps! :D
     
  5. The Seer

    The Seer Veteran Member

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    Thanks :) I've never felt 100% about axle stands, they're good but these give me more confidence. I may make some for the rear too.
     
  6. The Seer

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    Railroad Ties eh, do you gentlemen over in the states use these as well for working on your vehicles? Hopefully they will last, they're full of creosote as you probably know.
     
  7. grzewnicki

    grzewnicki Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Yours appear to be about 1/2 or 2/3 the thickness a R/R tie would be here in the states, they are usually 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm). Pretty dang heavy too, yup soaked with creosote here too. Good idea but I'll stick with my Rhino ramps that I can throw in the attic when I'm done with them.
     
  8. The Seer

    The Seer Veteran Member

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    I could throw mine in the loft too, if had a better physique ;) I think your locomotives are a fair bit heavier than ours over here hence the difference in size. Once I'm done with a job I drag the ramps and store them round the back of the house, thankfully only a short distance.
     
  9. KEVS79

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    Looks nice and solid. You could mount some casters on the ends, then when you move them you could flip them up and roll them on the casters....or use a dolly.
     
  10. sparkyboy

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