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  • Topic: New trestle for the S&NE

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    • November 6, 2018 7:44 PM EST
      • Umauma, Hawai’i
         
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      " Rooster " said:
      YEP.....Or just soak them in old motor oil. Remember with 1:1 creosote is creosote. Many forget old school practice but the ..... never mind.

      I actually have a lot of old hydraulic fluid from our tractor so, well .... never mind.

    • November 7, 2018 9:09 PM EST
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      " Rooster " said:
      Steve Featherkile said:

      I use cedar or redwood, soaked in boiled linseed oil for my turnout ties.  Some have been in the ballast for ten years, and look as good as they did when they were installed.  Eastern Washington, -20°F to 105°F, rain, snow and ice, plus blazing sun.  Next spring, I plan to pull the turnouts, and let them swim in linseed oil for a while.  It's too cold, now.

      YEP.....Or just soak them in old motor oil. Remember with 1:1 creosote is creosote. Many forget old school practice but the ..... never mind.

      I used used motor oil on the oil well derrick that I built for a MIK Challenge. So not all of the old school tricks have been forgotten.

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