Building a garden railway tunnel - step by step instructions

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The track guidance of a garden railroad is usually even more attractive through an integrated tunnel construction. Therefore, here is a guide on how you can build a garden railway tunnel with planting stones.

Let your imagination run wild during tunneling

Step 1 - Select planting stones

In specialized trade (hardware store or garden center) today different plant stones (for example, rectangular, round, etc.) are cast from red or gray concrete, available at very low cost. It is only important to select a suitable size measure for the garden path used in each case, so that they can later pass unhindered the planting stone opening. The track rail height or track rail width must of course always be added to the height or width dimension.

Step 2 - Set planting stones

The planting stones are placed directly within the existing track layout. Of course, you can choose the length of a tunnel individually, depending on the taste sensation. Incidentally, tunnel curves can be made easier with round plant stones.

The track guide must be briefly interrupted for planting the stones by the tracks are reduced at the intended location. Then place the planting stones edgewise, either directly into the ground, or even embed them in the base area, which significantly increases their steadfastness. After the concrete has dried out, the track rails are inserted directly inside the newly constructed tunnel and reconnected with the rest of the rail guide.

tip: Care must be taken in planting laws to ensure that the rail guide is not affected by unevenness. Why the plant stones are to be set so that a level rail guidance is guaranteed. Otherwise the tracks before and after the tunnel can also be lightly padded - e.g. with pebbles - to compensate for any bumps.

Step 3 - Planting plant stones

Far more real is the effect of a garden rail tunnel, if it is still planted. For this purpose, plenty of soil has to be poured and fastened on the outside of the planting stones - e.g. by watering the individual layers well. A planting of the tunnel with moss or lawn seeds is then easily possible. Also, small natural stones can be placed on top, which visually help to represent a kind of mountain tunnel.

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