The Rockwall Canyon RR has taken on some major rebuilding projects on each end of the line. The triple track mainline at Rockwall has been deteriorating over the years from UV damage. Much of the Aristo and USA trains track was quite old and had faded or crumbling ties. On the other hand, my LGB track, which is actually a bit older was fairing much better because they used a more UV tolerant plastic. I decided to try use another German made track with similar plastic ties : TrainLi’s proline track which is made in Germany. The track includes high quality 6ft brass rails and flex ties already mounted (huge time savings!).
My old tracks were not discarded!These sections were spray painted with rustoleum to reinvigorate the ties with a few more years of UV protection and placed at St Patricks. Eventually these ties can be replaced, but for now they live on just fine, especially those placed on the elevated sections where they are fully supported anyways.