Author Topic: Work Car 1010 (Crane Car "Ichabod") - Official Work Thread  (Read 58679 times)

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2012, 08:59:44 PM »
I'm confused (what else is new). I see two severed pieces of concrete and two steel plates sunk into concrete. What am I really seeing?

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2012, 08:01:33 PM »
The letter R written on the steel before it was sheared to size. It was actually a word, just don't know exactly what it said.
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2012, 08:32:57 PM »
Time for another update. Here are some photos today.



While sanding this end today I found something.



It is below the post that the rail clamps mount to. I did not find this on the other end. Ground into the steel. Builders number at Fairmont?



Turning it over, I found this grease pencil marking that I think said 3 1/2.

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2012, 09:54:28 PM »
Wow.  Bright yellow.

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2012, 07:31:55 PM »
It's about a school bus yellow. I took a paint chip from a protected area underneath and it matched that color. Looks bright too because of the flash.
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2012, 08:36:25 PM »
 Mike, How dose the rail clamp or clamps work in relationship to the frame of the crane car and track?  I know they hold the car to the track but how?   Thanks Fred Kuhns   

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« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2012, 09:14:25 PM »
In the original set up, the clamps would grab the rails by using levers. Then there are some stops that can be used as keepers to keep the clamp clamped.

But now that this car has been narrowed, the clamps and mounting hardware need to be reconfigured.

Here are a couple of photos from another car, showing the clamps.

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #52 on: September 24, 2012, 09:21:25 PM »
  Mike:  Thanks for your information, look forward to seeing the crane car in action.  Fred L. Kuhns 

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2012, 10:50:05 PM »
Did the MBTA bus and the Blue Line subway car, both of which show in the picture, come with it?

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2012, 11:00:13 PM »
That is the crane at Seashore. I had looked at it several times for ideas.

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2012, 09:28:01 PM »
I used that one for my assembly reference. Took all kinds of photos.
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2012, 09:32:30 PM »
Unfortunately, I must say that the Crane will not be ready for this work weekend. I was hoping to have it completed, but that will not happen.

I finished installing the brakes tonight, and adjusted them to work evenly.

I have a little touch up painting to do then on to the decking. That will complete the base of the car.

Then I still have to finish preping the mast and supports for paint.

So roughly another 2 weeks if I'm lucky on what I have here.

The boom is still in Sheepscot, and that needs preping and paint, then new cables.

So I'll keep plugging away at it, and it will be 100% for the spring work weekend.
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« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2012, 03:14:50 PM »
Unfortunately, I must say that the Crane will not be ready for this work weekend. I was hoping to have it completed, but that will not happen.

I finished installing the brakes tonight, and adjusted them to work evenly.

I have a little touch up painting to do then on to the decking. That will complete the base of the car.

Then I still have to finish preping the mast and supports for paint.

So roughly another 2 weeks if I'm lucky on what I have here.

The boom is still in Sheepscot, and that needs preping and paint, then new cables.

So I'll keep plugging away at it, and it will be 100% for the spring work weekend.

Mike....it is always better to not rush and do things the right way...and do them once.
Your work is top shelf and the finished crane will be well worth the wait.
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2012, 06:51:49 PM »
Here's a picture of Mike spraying primer on the crane arm, after Mike finished removing the old paint.

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #59 on: October 16, 2012, 08:40:09 PM »
Puttering on the crane tonight, all of a sudden it felt like a train was going by. Bouncing and shaking. But the nearest rail is over 10 miles away. Nice little earthquake tonight.
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