Author Topic: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread  (Read 60070 times)

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #120 on: January 05, 2013, 07:13:34 PM »
Now that is SWEET !!!!!!!  8)

When does the power unit get added?
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #121 on: January 05, 2013, 07:24:39 PM »
I like the shot of Milo supervising.

Jason estimated the plow to weigh 500lbs. The crane picked it easily with no counterweights (yet). Still working on those.

We do need a couple of crank handles for it. The donor was nice enough to loan one for us to make some copies with.

If somebody would like to make these, please let me know and I'll get the dimensions. Otherwise, we may make a couple in the shop.
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #122 on: January 06, 2013, 08:12:43 AM »
Fantastic! Thanks for the great pics too!

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #123 on: January 06, 2013, 01:13:17 PM »
Mike,
Can you describe the crank handle you need for Ichabod?
 
Square hole size
Handle length
Handle offset (if necessary or not)

Maybe someone has one out there that is similar enough that it could be modified.

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #124 on: January 06, 2013, 07:15:00 PM »
I will have to take a picture to get exact measurments, but I think we can describe it a little now.

It has a 3/4" square hole. The handle is about 12 inches long from the center of the square hole to the c enter of the handle hole. Offset is about 3 inches. Handle is about 6 to 8 inches long.

I had found similar ones online, accept they were only about 8 inches long. That is way too much leverage to give up.

I will take a picture of the handle on loan next weekend and edit the measurements into the photo for anyone who may want to see them.
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #125 on: January 08, 2013, 01:16:49 AM »
  Mike, It was great to see the crane car in action. Thanks again for all the hard work.  Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #126 on: January 08, 2013, 08:05:06 PM »
we will need two handles made for Ichabod.

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #127 on: January 13, 2013, 03:04:59 PM »
Here is a photo of the handle, with the measurements edited onto the photo. The 8" handle length is not critical, but the offset and overall length probably are. It fits onto a 3/4 inch square shaft.

« Last Edit: January 13, 2013, 08:59:32 PM by Mike Fox »
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #128 on: January 13, 2013, 03:47:54 PM »
Mike,

Great picture! What are the details of the socket area?

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #129 on: January 13, 2013, 08:58:38 PM »
Sorry Jhn. I will add that it is a 3/4 inch square hole.
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #130 on: January 15, 2013, 11:24:10 AM »
Just getting caught up with the recent activities. Very impressive work, Mike. I'm looking forward to seeing Ichabod up close this spring.

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #131 on: February 06, 2013, 08:59:51 PM »
Due to the impending storm and the possibility I will not be down Saturday, I dropped by for a few hours Tuesday and worked on the Counterweight (casting). I located the center and drilled a couple of holes for one of the brackets. Then, Steve Z. helped me load the pieces I had made and I brought them back to the world HQ here at ROW MOW Mfg. to apply the proper amount of paint.

I am planning on hanging the casting upside down compared to the way it was originally designed. This puts the wide brim on the bottom and my thought is that this will put the heavier portion of the casting on the bottom. And if the casting has the WW&F markings on it like the one on #9 does, it will be readible. I haven't removed the dirt to find this out yet. Would be kind of neat if it did.
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #132 on: February 23, 2013, 05:45:03 PM »

Mike fox installed his counter weight on the crane today ... keeps the works from tipping over!  well done
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #133 on: February 23, 2013, 07:28:48 PM »
Thanks Eric for sharing that photo, here are a couple more, showing the attachment method too.



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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #134 on: March 04, 2013, 09:41:27 PM »
Wait a minute,... that counter weight.. it looks like the casting from-  :o
QUICK! Jason,m check under #9 to make sure it's still all there!  ;D