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    railway sleepers...

    anyone know where you can buy them online and what the general dimensions are?

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    I dont no where you can get them online but I have a mate of a mate that can get some quite easily, he said something about a train yard or something similar that is about 50 miles long, he said it stretched from London to Brighton so pm me if your interested. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

    Jokes aside what are you making Rich? There is some interesting furniture you can make out of re-claimed wood...is that what your up to?

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    The most common length for a railway sleeper is 8' 6" or 2.6 metres.

    The most common width for a railway sleeper is 10" or 250mm,with crossing timbers sometimes being 12"/30cm.

    The most common depth of a railway sleeper is between 5" and 6". Generally British pine sleepers are 5" or 125mm thick and European sleepers are 6" or 150mm

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    Some wooden sides for the S3 - morris traveller stylee [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    Yep...making myself a wooden bodykit [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    I want some to make some good solid as f*ck ramps that are wide enough to accomodate 225 tyres...all the ramps you can buy are 210 max which is no good.

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    Re: railway sleepers...

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    http://www.railwaysleeper.com/

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    Good god! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    He does have a use!

    Hip hip horaay for NSD!

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    Re: railway sleepers...

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    http://www.railwaysleeper.com/

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    Good god! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    He does have a use!

    Hip hip horaay for NSD!

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif[/img]

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    heheh cheers...I have made a few furniture designs myself.

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    Re: railway sleepers...

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    http://www.railwaysleeper.com/

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    Good god! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    He does have a use!

    Hip hip horaay for NSD!

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif[/img]

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    Surely, instead of applauding NSD's reply, should you not move this post into another forum, as it has sod all to do with the A3/S3.

    Dunno if it's just me, but more and more sh!t is being posted recently!

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    http://www.railwaysleeper.com/

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    Good god! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    He does have a use!

    Hip hip horaay for NSD!

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif[/img]

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    Dicky

    Surely, instead of applauding NSD's reply, should you not move this post into another forum, as it has sod all to do with the A3/S3.

    Dunno if it's just me, but more and more sh!t is being posted recently!

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    Call it sh*t if you like but its actually something of use to me. Poste it here cos its most likely to get a response!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/****_you.gif[/img]

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    Re: railway sleepers...

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    http://www.railwaysleeper.com/

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    Good god! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    He does have a use!

    Hip hip horaay for NSD!

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif[/img]

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    Dicky

    Surely, instead of applauding NSD's reply, should you not move this post into another forum, as it has sod all to do with the A3/S3.

    Dunno if it's just me, but more and more sh!t is being posted recently!

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    I was so shocked by the usefullness of NSD's post that I forgot! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif[/img]

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    The only [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif[/img] I see is comming outta someones .....

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    They are normally 18 each for unused ones and a bit cheaper for used.

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    NSD - you forgot to finish what you were going to type! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif[/img]

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    Thats a good idea Rich to use them to make some decent ramps.
    At least you will know there solid and prob wont move when driving up them due to their weight!!

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    I know I Fell Alseep

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    Arghhh thats why their called 'sleepers' lmfao!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Re: railway sleepers...

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    Thats a good idea Rich to use them to make some decent ramps.
    At least you will know there solid and prob wont move when driving up them due to their weight!!

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    Thats the plan. Just need to find somewhere local to get a few. 10" tall ramps would be ample to get under the car... and i wouldnt be scared sh*tless of the thing falling on me. The places on the net all charge a fair bit for delivery.

    Rich

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    B&Q used to sell them

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    Maybe find someone on ebay selling them who lives near to you Rich?

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    Try these guys, you must have one local to you...

    http://www.travisperkins.co.uk/servi...ber/garden.asp

    Just ripped 5 out of my garden last weekend, complete with original iron works. This weekend i will mostly be laying railway sleepers.

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    TDI- How much did you pay for them?

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    Re: railway sleepers...

    Aound 18-25 each from these guys....

    Kings Langley Building Supplies Ltd
    Kings House, Balmoral Works
    Imperial Way
    Watford
    HERTFORDSHIRE
    ENGLAND
    WD2 4XE
    Tel: 01923 234336

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