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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by John Kokas on March 12, 2019, 01:50:14 AM »
The biggest thing that is going to effect the higher load lifting is whether the rail clamps are functional and properly clamped or not.  I've seen similar types flip with lesser loads because someone forgot to set the clamps.
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on March 12, 2019, 12:21:51 AM »
Ichabod when standard broad gauge had a lift capacity of 2000lbs. After painting, I stencilled 1000 lbs on it. For safety. No official engineered calculations. If someone would like to do all the figuring, we can get you some measurements.
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Gordon Cook on March 11, 2019, 11:07:47 PM »
It should be noted that this machine weighs around 1200 pounds ready to work, so unless the track crew has eaten its Wheaties, Ichabod will be the preferred method to load and unload it. Also, in thinking about it a little more, there should be space on the push car that Ichabod rides on to carry tools and a can of spikes.

Great work, gentlemen, all around. Gracias. We riders of the rails will appreciate the improved maintenance.
 
Actually, I think we would need more than Wheaties to lift that much weight. :) :)

Is 1200 pounds pushing Ichabod's limit? I thought that was around 1/2 ton?
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on March 11, 2019, 09:28:34 PM »
Great ideas and thoughts. Thanks everyone.
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on March 11, 2019, 07:12:26 PM »
It should be noted that this machine weighs around 1200 pounds ready to work, so unless the track crew has eaten its Wheaties, Ichabod will be the preferred method to load and unload it. Also, in thinking about it a little more, there should be space on the push car that Ichabod rides on to carry tools and a can of spikes.
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on March 11, 2019, 04:40:13 PM »
Bill, the machine without the head is about 60 inches. If the platform and buildings are more than 48 inches from center, there will be no problem.
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on March 11, 2019, 04:36:16 PM »
Mounts for the wheels have been cut off previously. Could be reinstalled, but I think Wayne has a great suggestion. Ichabod would easily lift that on and off the track. Low speed towing would get it back to Sheepscot if you were close. Rubber wheels would only work well at the crossing, because every where else has ditches.

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Last post by ALAIN DELASSUS on March 11, 2019, 04:06:14 PM »
My pleasure Gary, I'have been a member for over 46 years and an active volunteer for 43 years. I spent some of the best moments of my life on that RR that I still  visit every month and support. Every week I upload AMTP recent and old photos on my fb page with captions or burbles in English especially to WW&F members. So if you are interesting, feel free to log on to  fb Alain Delassus AKA Uncle Srooge.
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on March 11, 2019, 03:39:01 PM »
That I do not know, Jeff. In my mind, a "mini" work train would be powered by the Brookville and consist of a work flat loaded with ties, spikes, and tools, Ichabod, and a second work flat to transport the tie exchanger. The ties would be distributed in the work area, the machine unloaded, and the work would begin. To clear up for a "real" train, it would be necessary to either lift the tie exchanger off the track into the clear or back onto the work flat so the whole works could proceed to the nearest siding. Once the crew gets the hang of the tie exchanger and learns its daily capabilities, presumably a work train could distribute the ties in advance, and only the Brookville locomotive, Ichabod and the work flat to transport the machine and tools would be necessary. All these details remain to be worked out.

Note: As built, this type of machine was equipped with two retractable rubber tires on one side and a pair of handles on the other, such that a couple of strong guys could "wheelbarrow" it off the track when necessary. Our machine is missing this feature, although the lifting handles remain. Whether someone wants to engineer putting set-off wheels back on is not my call.
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on March 11, 2019, 02:48:42 PM »
Wayne,

Would Ichabod have to be taken with the work train to unload the tie changer?

Jeff S.
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