Author Topic: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread  (Read 58667 times)

Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #75 on: October 29, 2012, 08:15:28 PM »
Huh-- I thought Dave's seat would be out at the end of the boom...

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« Reply #76 on: October 29, 2012, 08:21:20 PM »
Huh-- I thought Dave's seat would be out at the end of the boom...
Therefore, Dave's seat cannot be installed until the rail clamps are installed.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2012, 11:48:41 PM by John McNamara »

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #77 on: October 29, 2012, 10:11:32 PM »
Jason,
Do you mean on some sort of swing seat at the end of the boom that I can sit in with a brush hog in my hands? It was, of course, converted by ROWMOW Mfg. world famous for their two foot sickle mowers.
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #78 on: November 10, 2012, 09:31:05 AM »


Stumbled on this photo on the net. I think it was in the subject about the type of trucks that were used, not about the crane but you can see how they designed the crane for 600mm WWI trench trains.

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« Reply #79 on: November 18, 2012, 09:00:09 PM »
I have been working on the rail clamps recently. This is the last item I have to do prior to delivery back to the museum, which I will tentatively say is December 1.

I can then use the overhead crane in Bay 2 to put the boom back on and then hopefully get that painted. It may need to be stored in the Machine shop to keep the paint from freezing once it is painted. I had my workshop at a comfortable 54 degrees and the paint dried just fine.

The rail clamps are very interesting to work on. Simple idea, somewhat complicated arrangement.
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #80 on: November 30, 2012, 07:44:12 PM »
Here is the loading process.

How do I plan on getting this




onto this?




Like this.






All loaded. Just need to tie it down and it's ready to go.


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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #81 on: November 30, 2012, 07:52:49 PM »
Very nice job and clever loading system.
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 30, 2012, 08:21:43 PM »
Mike,

The car looks better than it did when new.  Gotta love those jacks!  Can't wait to see it in person.

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« Reply #83 on: November 30, 2012, 08:57:59 PM »
That's just fabulous, Mr Fox!

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #84 on: November 30, 2012, 11:33:48 PM »
Would it have been easier to use those reindeer that are pulling the sleigh in the background to help load the crane car? Nice job as usual Mike.

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #85 on: December 01, 2012, 09:13:30 PM »
I was their entertainment Dave. I set them out then had to load the crane before dark. Rudolph was so interested in the goings on his nose was lit.
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #86 on: December 02, 2012, 12:42:26 AM »
  Mike,  The applied rail clamps look just great. Thanks again for all your hard work on the crane car.  Fred L. Kuhns   

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« Reply #87 on: December 04, 2012, 02:18:34 PM »
Thank you Fred. We tried them yesterday and have come up with a safety bar that will not allow them to unlock from the rail. Now I just need to fabricate it.


Now. I have decided to name the car. I want something catchy like Rowmow.
I have come up with a few, but am still looking for what might be the best one.

I have thought of;
The Alna Picker,
Picky,
Derrick,
and Boomer.
Or maybe even Cranky.

I will stencil it to the car in the position shown in the photo below. Centered and straight of course. Any input is welcome.

« Last Edit: December 04, 2012, 02:22:09 PM by Mike Fox »
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #88 on: December 04, 2012, 02:38:33 PM »
I would name it Ichabod......

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #89 on: December 04, 2012, 03:08:30 PM »
ROWHOOK?

-John