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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2012, 01:49:22 PM »
Will this crane car be able to be pulled by both of the railroads diesels or speeders once its finished?
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2012, 07:09:41 PM »
The museum only has one deisel #52. weight 12 ton. The Brookville is gasoline powered. weight 1 1/2 ton. It could be pulled by either loco or steam power. But the Brookville is used to move the small right of way equipment. Model T rail car is for passenger service. Museum has no powered speeders. Only two hand pump section cars. dwight

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2012, 06:16:28 PM »
As promised, here are a few photos of the car.

For the most part, it is done. I have figured out the rail clamps, but have not installed them, or even drilled the holes to mount them yet. Maybe this week.

First. A reminder of what I hauled home.



Now, without further hesitation, here is WW&F Work Car #1010

Looks very different out of the shop. I had to unhook the garage door opener and push the door up a couple of inches to get it out.






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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2012, 06:42:48 PM »
ROWMOW Mfg. Company sure does nice work. 

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2012, 07:50:05 PM »
As one who helped disassemble the crane car, I am amazed the great job Mike Fox has accomplished in restoring it.
Congratulations, Mike.
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2012, 08:19:36 PM »
Mike;
Unbelievable! Great job! I saw an MBTA jet-powered snow melter photo in the Globe this week that would make a great next project for ROW MOW Mfg. for conversion to 2 foot gauge...
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2012, 08:43:09 PM »
Looks great Mike-- very nice!  If only we had something heavy that we needed it for to lift...

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2012, 08:48:01 PM »
A first class job Mike -- thanks!

One question -- where's Dave's seat?

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2012, 09:15:21 PM »
Extremely impressive!

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2012, 05:47:31 AM »
Unbelievable, Mike!! Wow.

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2012, 10:22:48 AM »
Mike....I think you may need to lay some two foot gauge rails into your garage!

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2012, 02:44:02 PM »
Mike, with all the MOW equipment coming out of your garage maybe it is time for some permanent 2 ft gauge track there LOL.
Looks good!

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2012, 03:55:36 PM »
Maybe you could "borrow" a couple of sections of bog track.

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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #73 on: October 29, 2012, 04:20:01 PM »
Maybe you could "borrow" a couple of sections of bog track.
Yes, but he would need a crane to move it!
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Re: Crane Car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #74 on: October 29, 2012, 07:02:55 PM »
Thanks guys.

Daves seat is the brake pedal. He should be able to hold that down.
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