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Brendan Barry

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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #75 on: March 16, 2019, 03:10:05 AM »
All the flatcar pictures I have taken up to the end of February.

Picking up the flatcar.







The car barely survived loading in one piece onto the trailer but not the unloading.





The flatcar being rebuilt in bay 2.













































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« Reply #76 on: March 16, 2019, 06:07:06 PM »
Thanks for posting Brendan;  I am always amazed by the work Zack accomplishes from rough timber.  I hope that Zack has, or will get, at least a couple of apprentices to learn the trade and all the little secrets these cars hold over the years.  Zack is not only a Master car builder and carpenter but an artist in the true sense as he knows what the various woods can/will do and gets the right wood for the right place for the right job.  I am in awe...…….. :)
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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #77 on: March 16, 2019, 09:51:17 PM »
Every car that Zack rebuilds needs a small plaque saying so.
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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #78 on: March 16, 2019, 11:27:45 PM »
Today.. Note the number is on..

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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #79 on: March 17, 2019, 02:20:16 PM »
I see we have another flat surface to store stuff. :o
The flatcar is looking great. When does it get set onto its trucks?

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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #80 on: March 17, 2019, 02:24:00 PM »
No time to store stuff.  What's the next project for the Carpentry shop?
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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #81 on: March 17, 2019, 02:42:08 PM »
I hope we can make trucks available this week.

Next project in here is 67- going for gold this time.

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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2019, 02:52:22 PM »
Can't wait to see what #67 will look like.  Is it getting new/rehab'ed trucks also?


As we are doing all this restoration work, are we including provisions for the vacuum braking system?
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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2019, 07:32:01 PM »
Wait - a gold 67?  I don't recall seeing gold in the budget.

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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #84 on: March 17, 2019, 09:46:12 PM »
For those of us who can't keep up, what is the 67 project, gold or otherwise?
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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #85 on: March 17, 2019, 10:18:30 PM »
The unfinished reconstruction of B&SR Car 67: http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,2566.0.html
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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2019, 11:16:04 PM »
To put this in perspective:  we are extremely close to having TWO new freight cars operational this summer -- 67 and 34.

That is an amazing achievement.

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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #87 on: March 18, 2019, 12:58:09 PM »
[Moderator's Note]
John's question regarding vacuum brakes has been moved to the Member's Only section of the Forum.
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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #88 on: March 24, 2019, 12:41:38 AM »
Flat car progress.





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Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #89 on: March 24, 2019, 03:02:42 AM »
Amazing work.
Go, Zack!
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