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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #135 on: March 05, 2013, 02:14:33 AM »
Actually, we're storing Ichabod's spare counterweight on Number 9.

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #136 on: April 14, 2013, 10:08:13 PM »
A representative from RowMow Mfg. asked that I post these photos I took of Ichabod's first venture out on a work train:



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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #137 on: April 14, 2013, 11:43:33 PM »
This is what you missed Dave.

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #138 on: April 15, 2013, 12:23:28 AM »
That's a nice batch of rail, switch frogs and joint bars youz guyz picked up.  Not only does it help with prep for the Work Weekend but it helps get the former rail staging area cleaned up along Albee's field.  The work flat, Ichabod and Brookville work train looks like a great set up for such moves.

Good pics!   

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #139 on: April 15, 2013, 09:48:03 AM »
Hey All,

     The crane worked great for picking up the rail.  Mike, you do excellent work!  The plan is to salvage as much of the rail at Albee's as possible for the yard, and perhaps the TOM siding (someday).  The rest, that can't be used, will be scrapped.  Eventually we will have that area at Albee's Field picked up and neatened up.   It's looking better all the time.

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« Reply #140 on: April 15, 2013, 11:42:06 PM »
Thanks Dana, I aim (or in this case pick) to please.

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #141 on: April 29, 2013, 11:47:04 PM »
Well for any one doubting the usefullness of the crane, I hope some photos from the work weekend change your mind. I had never thought it would be as usefull as it is.

The paint as been scratched and I couldn't be happier. Built for work, it is once again doing what it was designed to do. Save backs.
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #142 on: May 15, 2013, 11:23:42 PM »
Finally bit the bullet this week and made the crank handles after work this week. I followed my measurements that I posted a few pages ago.

This is what I did. Day 1

I purchased 2 - 3/4 drive sockets on Ebay.

I then looked around the scrap metal bin at work and found some steel.

And I started with this.



First I trimmed the steel to the width I wanted, then welded the sockets on.


And heated and bent my angles.


Day 2.

I made and welded on some gussets, and found material for the handle.



And now, we have two handles and can return the one that is on loan. I brought these home and are down in the workshop with primer and the first coat of yellow on them.

« Last Edit: May 15, 2013, 11:25:23 PM by Mike Fox »
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #143 on: May 15, 2013, 11:36:38 PM »
Thanks, Mike. Nice job!

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« Reply #144 on: May 16, 2013, 03:29:11 AM »
Forgot to mention the sequence of photos is also much appreciated.

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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #145 on: May 16, 2013, 06:38:17 PM »
Mike;
Sorry about scratching the paint on Work Weekend. We wern't smart enough to lower the boom enough so the rail we were picking up and swinging around in order to drill bolt holes wouldn't hit the crane braces. No matter what Icabod made the task much easier and worked even better when Dana figured out there is a second gear that makes lifting the hook much easier.

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« Reply #146 on: May 16, 2013, 11:52:16 PM »
Paul, a piece like Ichabod looks better scratched. It shows use. It is bound to happen. Maybe in 5 years I (or somebody) will slap some more paint on it.


I think this is the safest way yet we have to handle the rail.
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #147 on: August 05, 2013, 12:32:00 PM »
Mike, do the outriggers extend on both sides to take the weight off the track when you lift?  You guys are really getting to look like a real railroad now. Congrats!
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Re: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread
« Reply #148 on: August 07, 2013, 01:11:37 AM »
The outriggers don't extend like a crane. They work best used in conjunction with the clamps. Cranking down on the jacks until the clamps have gripped the rail and engaging the locks to make sure they don't slip off. The counterweight really helps balance things out. Visually and literally.
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