Michael Kirrene said:
John, looks nice! Sorry to derail and sorry if it's documented somewhere already. What kinda track/rail/ties is that? I like the looks and the integrated spikes on every tie make it look robust. I'm sure it's perfect for the temperature extremes in Arizona.
That's stock Aristo Stainless. I recently painted all my ties and am staining the rail with rust. A side benefit is it has reduced the visual footprint of the rail. My ties had faded to 3 shades and 3' sections had one of each... I used Black Walnut for the SP section of track and Camo Brown for the second class El Paso and Southwestern track. The Vail and Total Wreck RR uses '4th wash ties' of various tan/brown shades. It's like taking the forth bath in the same water .... but the desert is easy on buried ties. Older ties are tan.