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07-17-2020 03:15 PM
hoosier daddy RShilling-
Thanks for the pics; that's quite an elaborate area you've got and quite good looking, too.
07-17-2020 03:14 PM
hoosier daddy Hi Scott-
I enjoyed your pictures and explanations of your elevated layout at your "new" house. I will probably use the deck piers but 4x4 treated posts (when they become available) with wooden frame between posts. Like you, I've got the little pink flags around the yard marking the route.
I also enjoyed your video of Calico & Potomac RR. The Potomac must be for the western branch of the Potomac, eh?
I believe I might have met you once at Dan Stroka's house in Forest Hill, MD; possible?
07-17-2020 02:14 PM
Mike Csr RShilling,
That looks great. What brand of track did you use?
07-17-2020 01:54 PM
RShilling Here is what I did with 4x4 posts and 2x4 frame, plus an adjacent raised bed for plantings.
07-17-2020 12:13 PM
scottemcdonald Old blog I put together when I installed my elevated railway: http://calicopotomacrailway.blogspot...d-railway.html

07-13-2020 03:24 PM
hoosier daddy Thanks, Pete, I did get your email and PDF. Exactly what I was looking for.
07-13-2020 02:23 PM
Pete Thornton
However, 4x4 treated posts like you used aren't available for the time being in Maryland
4" sewer pipe works just as well and fits the deck posts. Just remember to paint it. Then you can use plumbing elbows, etc.

I sent you the PDF from Carl showing how he built his track using deck piers.
07-13-2020 02:09 PM
hoosier daddy Thanks Greg, this looks quite substantial, maybe overkill for my small empire. My initial idea is to use single vertical 4x4 posts aligned under the track centerline. The posts would be mounted into precast concrete deck piers. From what I've read on another post using this method, they suggested to simply put the piers directly onto the dirt (leveled up, of course) without need for any type of footer. It's how to connect each post that's got me stuck.
07-13-2020 01:59 PM
hoosier daddy Thanks Aflyer, I did take a look at your link and, youre' right, this might not be suitable for a wider surface on which to lay track. But this method hasn't been ruled out, either, just collecting ideas at this point.
07-13-2020 01:50 PM
hoosier daddy Hi David-
I agree that working with the material you're most familiar with seems best advice. For me that would be wood as well. However, 4x4 treated posts like you used aren't available for the time being in Maryland due to Covid (I guess) so am open to other solutions.
Thanks for the picture as well, very much appreciated. I am very big on not trying to re-invent the wheel if not necessary.
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