I have a large backyard and I do all the yard work myself. It is
approximately 1.7 acres. There are many obstacles including one
corner of a 5-acre pond and the stream that feeds into the pond.
I am considereding building a small railway to be used for
practical purposes ..... such as hauling loads of leaves to the
curb for trash pickup, etc.
Does anyone know of a website that could give me some guidance.
One idea that I am entertaining is the use of chain-link fence
toprail for the rails and small bicycle wheels without tires for
wheels and treated 4x4 timbers for cross-ties. I am thinking
of attaching the rails to the cross-ties by drilling a 1/4-inch
hole in the top side and a 1/8-inch hole in the bottom side
and securing the rail to the cross-tie using a large
self-tapping deck screw. The rails could be made more stable by
cutting a shallow v-shapped groove into the cross-tie for each
rails to sit in.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
14 years ago