After nine years of damage to my track on walkways I decided to come up with a fix. I replaced broken tie strips and straighten bent track. The sudden burst in maintenance is spurred on with up coming National Convention in July. My railroad is among the open houses. The material I used was Choice Deck composite.
This is the profile I used. It’s 1 1/2 X 9/16.
I used #8X1 1/2 stainless screws to fasten the composite.
This one needed to bend with the track. I carefully heated the composite with a propane torch and just followed the curve until it cooled. I now have three crossing areas protected. Feet, garbage cans, and wheel barrows can no longe hurt the track. Now I have to test it with the Grandkids…Hmmmm