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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2013, 05:17:39 PM »
Point well taken John. Perhaps a center dump car then...

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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2013, 05:49:09 PM »
The dump idea is good although what will make it very usable for ballast is to modify the tailgate to include  two "hatches"  located over each rail and then a chute piece(s) that can hang on the back to direct the flow. 
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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2013, 09:21:01 PM »
I am indeed in the design stages. No swivel. One end dump. Three "shuttle gates" built into one full tailgate. I have a car in mind for the project. Just need to acquire it.
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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 06:27:39 PM »
Here's a photo of a dump car built by the folks at Rockhill Trolley Museum in Pennsylvania. The hoist is a hydraulic pump powered by a 12-volt battery.

First attempt to attach didn't work. Let's see how this works.
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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013, 07:09:26 PM »
I though you guys already had some MOW dump cars that are listed on your roster of your Museum Equipment which are Tipcar's #1001 #1002 & #1003?
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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2013, 07:27:37 PM »
Hi Matthew,

We have one tipcar (1001). 1002 & 1003 are just chassis - no dump apparatus remains.

The 1001 tipcar (as mentioned above) isn't really useful for ballasting operations - the ballast ends up too far away from the track. In fact, in the many years I have been involved with the WW&F, I have never seen the tip car used. It is usually kept on panel track that is disconnected from the main line.

I *think* I saw a picture of a dump car that the Silver Lake Railroad (Madison, NH on the Conway branch) uses. Something like that would be useful. I'll see if I can find the photo...
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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2013, 07:33:24 PM »
I don't think the tipcar has been used since we replaced the culvert north of our yard limit.  I'm guessing that year would have been 2001 or thereabouts.

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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2013, 07:36:30 PM »
I could only find 2 photos of the Silver Lake dump car:
http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=181318
http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=122156

Something like that  (but smaller, of course) would be pretty handy.
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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2013, 01:56:41 AM »
The tipcar was used for the foundation of the water tank. Was that before or after the culvert date?
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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2013, 03:25:29 AM »
Water tank foundation was poured in 2005.  Tank went up May, 2007.
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Re: Work Car 1011- Dump Car
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2013, 08:17:29 PM »
I helped do some fill work with the tip car one summer with a friend I brought along. We shoveled fill in from one of the crossings then rolled the car down to the dump site (could have been the culvert - not sure). Can't say for sure but it was in the early years of 2000.

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