Grade crossing

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Grade crossing
Posted by wsteinle on Monday, April 22, 2019 7:34 AM

I'm expanding my G scale layout and need to construct a crossing that people (and garden tractors) can go over.  Any suggestions on a good method?

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Posted by GP-9_Man11786 on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:49 AM

I believe Garden Railways had an article on this topic not too long ago. If I remember correctly, the solution was to place boards on either side of the track, slightly above the rail level.

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Posted by Greg Elmassian on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:11 AM

A firm base

lay the track down

put thin wooden strips against the insides of the rails

put in suitably reinforced concrete of adequate thickness (4")

trowel level with rail tops

let cure

pull out wood strips for flange clearance (if you have properly gauged wheels 1/4 thick should be fine and down to rest on the "tie plates" for depth)

 

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Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:26 PM

GP-9_Man11786

I believe Garden Railways had an article on this topic not too long ago. If I remember correctly, the solution was to place boards on either side of the track, slightly above the rail level.

 

 

"Construct a railroad grade crossing" was in August 2011 issue. If you own the DVD set, this article is in there.

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