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Bullets in Railway Sleepers NOT dangerous!

05 September 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Bullets in Railway Sleepers NOT dangerous!

There is an urban myth that states that it's dangerous to cut European railway sleepers because they have bullets embeddied in them. Apparently, so they say, the RAF and Luftwaffe sprayed railway tracks with machine gun fire, for target practice, during WW2. However Richard Watson has exposed this myth with simple logic: "Even if you .....

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JUST ARRIVED! NEW SHAPE SLEEPERS.

01 June 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JUST ARRIVED! NEW SHAPE SLEEPERS.

A GREAT NEW CHOICE FOR LANDCAPING! These new shape profiled railway sleepers have been machined from German Redwood timber to create two completely different shaped sides that allows for exciting and unique finishes and textures to your designs. Great for gardening and creating endless landscaping possibilities such as decking, steps, decking, walls, raised beds, decking, ponds, & furniture etc..

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Dressed to Kill

27 May 2014 / Posted in: OFF THE RAILS !

Dressed to Kill

DRESSED TO KILL! Wearing practical or protective clothing is important when creating a landscape project, and constructing raised beds or retaining walls with railway sleepers is no exception. Sturdy shoes and thick gloves all make sense. But Dougie has taken self protection to a whole new level!

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Massive banqueting table from new oak railway sleepers

04 May 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Massive banqueting table from new oak railway sleepers

Jonathan and Sarah sent in this banqueting table that they made last year. A wonderful stately table from new oak railway sleepers that will survive decades of dinners and celebrations. It's so strong that the whole party could dance on it!! A great piece of work.

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New ECO pine railway sleeper size for mini raised beds

21 April 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

New ECO pine railway sleeper size for mini raised beds

NEW RAILWAY SLEEPER SIZE! We have just produced a new size of ECO friendly pine ralway sleepers, that is ideal for mini raised beds, and great for lifting too. The Chesterfield Pub in Bingham has just used them to create mini raised beds in the entrance to their family pub.

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Norwegian settee from used railway sleepers

18 April 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Norwegian settee from used railway sleepers

A brilliant creation using reclaimed railway sleepers. We are often sent pictures from people who have built wonderful looking tables and chairs, and this beautiful settee from a Norwegian customer is no exception. A lovely design. For those who want to try something similar, make sure you use railway sleepers that are not treated with tar or creosote. For more projects see:
http://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/tables-furniture-with-railway-sleepers 

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Duvet causes train to be cancelled. A case of railway 'sleepers'!

27 February 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Duvet causes train to be cancelled. A case of railway 'sleepers'!

As railway travellers sleepily got out of their beds on Monday morning, little did they expect that someone else's duvet would cause the cancellation of their journey! Mysteriously a duvet was found lying draped across the overhead power lines when a commuter train ran underneath tangling it in the electrical mechanism near Keighley railway station. It took more than an hour before the bedding could be freed, during which time dozens of trains had to be cancelled on the Airedale line. How the duvet got there remains unknown.

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Three Glens Farmhouse furniture with railway sleepers

11 January 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Three Glens Farmhouse furniture with railway sleepers

Three Glens is an ultra modern eco farmhouse, designed by Mark Waghorn Architects. The 450m2 five-bedroom farmhouse is situated on a working farm near the village of Moniaive, South West Scotland. Reclaimed railway sleepers have been sawn, treated and polished by local craftsmen to create wooden floors and functional furniture; every item and every detail tells of a previous life, a story that makes every corner in this house unique.

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Amazing Raised Beds - Faster & better crops

09 January 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Amazing Raised Beds - Faster & better crops

Raised vegetable gardens are the way to go! Two long term New Zealand residents converted to raised garden beds about five years ago and will never go back to digging in the ground. ''It's been so successful, it's definitely the way to go. Things grow so much faster, it's quite amazing, really,'' Mrs Walshaw says. ''I was picking lettuces in winter - I couldn't believe it. No questions about it, it's far superior.''

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