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doing my first layout.but I am doing an area,something like were they mite store extra rails.kinda of maybe a railroad junk yard? I have already the plans for it,so I don't need them.but if a real railroad rail was ho scale,how long would it be? would like to get some old ho track and take the ties of from it,then I could cut them to lenght.and maybe find some paint and,and paint them so they look rusted.also would like to find an old flatcar,and cut it, a little longer then the rails and stack some on that.just picked up a used crane mounted on a flat car today.
 

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Ties are four feet = .55 inches.
Must be in N scale mode there, T:D;)...

Standard gauge ties would be about 8 1/2' long, 9" x 7" though few would quibble with square stock. They'd be about 1 1/8" by 1/8". I use black magic marker to stain them to look like new, then weather accordingly...

 

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I stand in shame and error:eek:hwell:

Thanks.

NICE PICTURE!
In shame and error only if you take up scrap booking or something...:D

P.S. I had to correct my own dimensions...1 1/8" not 1 1/2"...must be mom's fruitcake kicking in:eek:

I'll be waiting by the mailbox for my hat
 
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