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    Used railway sleepers

    Does anybody know where i can get some from i live in korat near song sang but can collect

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    Wooden or concrete?

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    Korat train station?

    There's loads at Udon where they replaced all the teak sleepers with concrete ones last year.

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    Timber for the garden

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiejambos View Post
    Wooden or concrete?
    Please consider, that wooden railway sleepers are saturated with toxic chemicals. That is the reason, why they are no more allowed to use in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juehoe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamiejambos View Post
    Wooden or concrete?
    Please consider, that wooden railway sleepers are saturated with toxic chemicals. That is the reason, why they are no more allowed to use in Europe.
    The reason they use "Preservative" in Europe and most other places in the world is because the wood will rot, most other wooden rail sleepers are made from local woods that will rot very easily if not treated in some fashion. TEAK will not rot that easily and only needs a mild Preservative as it has natural oils that make it one of the best timbers to use, especially in Boat & Ship Building. Even the famous ship the Cutty Sark is planked in Teak timber about 6" thick by 12" high, all 212 feet of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiCanCummins
    Even the famous ship the Cutty Sark is planked in Teak timber about 6" thick by 12" high, all 212 feet of her.
    Not true. Only visible parts of the Cutty Sark used teak, the hull hidden under the water line used American rock elm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juehoe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamiejambos View Post
    Wooden or concrete?
    Please consider, that wooden railway sleepers are saturated with toxic chemicals. That is the reason, why they are no more allowed to use in Europe.
    EU also requires people who repair punctures to buy a certificate. They have all sorts of wacky regulations thought up by people employed to think up regulations.

    One of the joys of living in Thailand is they don't have all sorts of trumped up regulations, or if they do they are not rigorously enforced


    Here are some common-sense points

    All sawdust and construction debris should be cleaned up and disposed of after construction.

    Do not use treated wood under circumstances where the preservative may become a component of food or animal feed. Examples of such sites would be use of mulch from recycled arsenic-treated wood, cutting boards, counter tops, animal bedding, and structures or containers for storing animal feed or human food.

    Only treated wood that is visibly clean and free of surface residue should be used for patios, decks and walkways.

    Do not use treated wood for construction of those portions of beehives which may come into contact with honey.

    Treated wood should not be used where it may come into direct or indirect contact with drinking water, except for uses involving incidental contact such as docks and bridges.
    So if the OP wishes to use them in a garden and doesn't intend to keep bees .then he will likely be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Not true. Only visible parts of the Cutty Sark used teak, the hull hidden under the water line used American rock elm.
    Dog:

    You been to wiki too! Have you been to see the Cutty Sark lately?
    I was there in Sept, the guide said that it was all Teak, but he could be wrong too. I did notice the planking on the hull where you enter the ship was not teak tough (this is below the waterline), Like wiki says probably American Rock Elm. One of the cutting edge Composite hulls of its time, Iron framing with wood planking. (PS I am a qualified Boat builder / Shipwright in wooden boats. That's what my apprenticeship papers say).

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    Curious. Is Cutty Sark "coppered" it which case it may not matter so much what is below the waterline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Curious. Is Cutty Sark "coppered" it which case it may not matter so much what is below the waterline?
    VN

    Its Sheathed in what was called yellow metal at the time, 70% copper 30% tin, known today as Muntz metal.

    Here is a link to the museums web page covering the ships scantilings etc.

    http://www.rmg.co.uk/upload/pdf/Cons..._of_Fabric.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiCanCummins
    Have you been to see the Cutty Sark lately?
    Is it on the Mekong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KiCanCummins
    Have you been to see the Cutty Sark lately?
    Is it on the Mekong?
    NOPE:
    Still in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom, Royal Museums Greenwich.

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