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    Default Experience with concrete sleepers

    Hi all,

    Was looking at putting in a raised garden bed of railway sleepers and was wondering if anyone had any experience or advice with these things.

    Thanks!!
    Jason

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    Yeah I noticed them in my local paper the other day too. They sound heavy to work with and you can't just trim to size.

    Not sure what others think?

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    Best have a look at them before you decide. Often they're prestressed (several strands), have a somewhat irregular shape (lengthwise), and have embedded oddments for fixing the rails. Such features may or may not be appropriate to your use. And no, you can't cut them conveniently.

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    Default Looks good

    The ozlogs look good, thanks for the site. Pretty expensive compared to wood but I do like the fact they look like untreated sleepers with character, which normally wouldn't be a good choice for landscaping due to pests and rot.
    Jason

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