White PVC boards like these
Thanks to Ken I am buying this stuff my the box car load. It is expensive but should last in the weather for an eternity. I am using it for the bench work for the railroad. Others use it for their ladder. So what do you do with the trim ends? Well I don’t toss anything. And I decided to use it for Railroad crossings. Well I really used it to protect my rails from accidental foot falls.
I cut it into 1/4" (code 250) X 1/4" strips and hand spiked it to the ties. I then painted it. I am very please with how it looks and its functionality. This got me thinking of all of its uses. Bridge abutments, cribbing, tunnel portals, anywhere wood grain is desired only on the face of a board. It should be weather resistant, if not weather proof.
I just thought I would share what I found. Anyone else using it for similar features.