Miniature Railway Project

TDP recyecled plastic profiles make miniature railway sleepers

The Eaton Park miniature railway is a popular feature of Eaton Park, in Norwich, and is run by the Norwich & District Society of Model Engineers.

From its opening in May 1960 it has carried thousands of happy travellers and there is over one kilometre of line. When the original wooden sleepers started to wear out the Norwich & District Society of Model Engineers wanted to replace them with a longer lasting material. They turned to TDP’s recycled plastic profiles for a solution.

Normally used as roofing battens these profiles come in 3000mm lengths, with a profile of 50mm x 25mm

. The beauty of these profiles was that they could just be slipped into place and fixed, without the need to regauge the track, making the whole job fairly quick and easy.

The members now say the track is quieter and smoother. They also know the recycled plastic sleepers will last for many years without needing to be replaced again.

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