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#1 Fang

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 20:34

What is the best wood to use for sleepers?  

 

Layout will be a detailed indoor layout.  16mm scale (32mm gauge).  

 

Ideally looking for something that is similar size to full size sleepers, I work it out to be approx 13mm x 7mm, (width being more important than depth)

 

A realistic plastic sleeper would be ok, as long it is the right size.





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Posted 13 January 2018 - 21:49

Intentio do some laser cut wood ones. They offer differing widths to cater for the different companies and also crossing timbers


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:48

Hi

 

B&Q do 12mm by 6mm pine strip - fine for indoors.  Buy the 2400mm lengths and cut to 72mm pieces to represent half-length standard gauge sleepers.

 

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#4 Greenmodelmonkey

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 18:57

What is the best wood to use for sleepers?

Layout will be a detailed indoor layout. 16mm scale (32mm gauge).

Ideally looking for something that is similar size to full size sleepers, I work it out to be approx 13mm x 7mm, (width being more important than depth)

A realistic plastic sleeper would be ok, as long it is the right size.

Peco do narrow gauge sleeper strips 10.5 mm X 5mm.... PL-801 same as their standard RTR narrow gauge track so is probably too narrow. Cliff Barker makes some nice ready to run 16mm scale narrow gauge track and the sleepers are 12mm wide.

Edited by Greenmodelmonkey, 01 February 2018 - 19:08 .


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:16

A friend of mine used Obechi, when he built a 7mm light railway, when stained and weathered it looked good. Usually available from model aircraft suppliers.