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YOU'RE NOT AS STRONG AND YOUNG AS YOU THINK YOU ARE!

05 September 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

YOU'RE NOT AS STRONG AND YOUNG AS YOU THINK YOU ARE!

Do not underestimate the task of moving a dozen railway sleepers. Railway sleepers can be really heavy, so it makes sense to lift within your capability and remember to bend your knees and not your back. Spending a week or two in bed with a strained back is agony and such a waste of life.  Avoid your macho tendencies and attempts to beat the 'Carry the railway sleeper' record by the world's strongest man or the 'toss the railway sleeper competition'!  It is unwise to mix railway sleepers and alcohol. By all means bribe people to help you, but it is recommended to serve the drinks and vol au vents afterwards. Carrying the end of a heavy railway sleeper with someone who's been drinking is a recipe for disaster. They'll either drop it on you, or cause you to fall ceremoniously backwards into the herbacious border. Read more..
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/assorted-landscaping-with-railway-sleepers/the-joys-of-lifting-and-moving-railway-sleepers

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HISTORICAL CANAL HUT MADE FROM RAILWAY SLEEPERS

03 September 2020 / Posted in: Inspirational buildings

HISTORICAL CANAL HUT MADE FROM RAILWAY SLEEPERS

The Hickling Lengthman's Hut was built to provide a resting place for the workers who maintained the local section of the Nottingham to Grantham canal. Over the decades the hut fell into disrepair until it was eventually covered by vegetation and hidden from view. All credit to the passion and care taken by the Canal and River Trust in their restoration of this historial railway sleeper building. If you want to visit this unusual hut, walk along the canal tow path between the villages of Hickling and Hose, past bullrushes and swans, and you will soon come across this structure. A curious bit of history that has been tenderly preserved.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/buildings-using-railway-sleepers/the-hickling-lengthmans-railway-sleeper-canal-hut

 

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CORONA VIRUS DELAYS BUILDING OF RAILWAY SLEEPER RAISED BEDS

29 August 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

CORONA VIRUS DELAYS BUILDING OF RAILWAY SLEEPER RAISED BEDS

Many thanks for Hilary's photos and the description of the start of the building of their railway sleeper raised beds. The Corona Virus pandemic has changed life in so many ways, and has inevitably effected both the timescale of their project and the practicalities of how they were able to organise people to construct it. Great to eventually see their progress.  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/chipping-norton-health-centres-railway-sleeper-raised-beds

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CHRIS'S FIRST EVER RAILWAY SLEEPER PROJECT!

20 July 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

CHRIS'S FIRST EVER RAILWAY SLEEPER PROJECT!

What an excellent railway sleeper project by Chris, let alone his first one, and I get a sense that it won't be his last! Railway sleeper flights of steps are a brilliant way of connecting different levels in a garden, and his creation is a particularly attractive example. All credit to his hard work.    
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/steps-with-railway-sleepers/chris-proberts-railway-sleeper-steps

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RABBITS TO PROTEST AS CHARLES INVENTS A RAISED BED TOP TO FOIL GARDEN VEGETABLE RAIDS.

30 June 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

RABBITS TO PROTEST AS CHARLES INVENTS A RAISED BED TOP TO FOIL GARDEN VEGETABLE RAIDS.

A beautiful setting for your railway sleeper vegetable beds and an ingenious way of keeping marauding rabbits at bay, who can now only look enviously at your wonderful crop, rather than sampling it in the dead of night!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/charles-bonds-rabbit-proof-raised-beds-with-new-railway-sleepers

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THE 3 R's. RAILWAY SLEEPER RAISED BEDS IN RUTLAND

20 June 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

THE 3 R's. RAILWAY SLEEPER RAISED BEDS IN RUTLAND

It's great to see the 'before and after' of where Dom & Sarah have placed their raised beds, and also that they were easy enough to assemble. All that's needed now is some planting up. Hopefully they'll send us some more pictures when the veg or plants are taking off, and they're winning the local flower show competition!  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/dom-sarahs-railway-sleeper-raised-bed-in-rutland

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HOW TO BUILD A RAISED RAILWAY SLEEPER POND

13 June 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

HOW TO BUILD A RAISED RAILWAY SLEEPER POND

Mark's photos and practical account of his railway sleeper pond construction is really inspiring and practically useful for anyone wanting to follow in his footsteps. He describes perfectly both the challenges and solutions of using uneven reclaimed railway sleepers, and how he approached each stage in the building process. His satisfaction and pleasure in his finished pond is there for all to see.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/water-features-with-railway-sleepers/marks-excellent-account-of-building-a-railway-sleeper-pond

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Jo Dillon's curved raised garden beds from Azobe tropical hardwood railway sleepers

07 June 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Jo Dillon's curved raised garden beds from Azobe tropical hardwood railway sleepers

Another great railway sleeper creation. The flowing curved raised beds look brilliant. Cutting Azobe railway sleepers can be pretty tough let alone sinking patio lights into them as well, so congratulations both to Jo and to the landscaper Gavin Bennett. The little bench offcut is very sweet!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/jo-dillons-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleeper-raised-beds

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