If there is a chance you might be interested in wheel stops, Tomar makes some in nice cast metal. I bought several and have been quite happy with them. They are inexpensive enough that it is not worth my time to make them. http://www.tomarindustries.com/gs.htm
these are great ideas. ive seen the ones that are manufactured by various companys but was just interested in making a few myself. what would a bumper of 1980s to today look like? i wouldnt think they would still be mabe of wood ties, but then again those bumpers probably lasted along time. just wanted a modern look to mine. thanks again guys.
The link is correct. It's their item G-803. I first got onto them from an ad in Garden Railways. There is a current ad for them in the February issue on page 121. The ad lists them at $4.00 per pair, but the catalog says $4.20.