Adding Ties to Stringers
Finished splined stringers with temporary longitudinal spacer inserted to hold the stringers apart ready to accept the ties.
Pre-stained in the shoe dye and alcohol solution and left to ‘pickle’ for different lengths of time produces (in my opinion) a good selection of aged and weathered timbers representing well aged wood ties a scale 8′ x 8″ x 10′
The ties are added to the splined stringers and spaced a scale 3″ apart. Note the unstained temporary spacer holding the splines apart. The centreline of the middle spline on each side is a scale 30″ apart.
Every so often water barrel platforms were added as seen here with the extended ties.