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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #270 on: June 28, 2017, 08:55:31 PM »
Lol. Stewart I have found photos get outdated very quickly around the railroad. :)
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #271 on: June 30, 2017, 01:38:36 AM »
Wow so sorry I missed the rollout.  Having been involved with some the work, I feel like I missed a family birthday party.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #272 on: June 30, 2017, 02:00:11 AM »
I was sad I missed it too, but no worries, it will be replayed several times over the upcoming weeks/months, each time a little bit more complete than last.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #273 on: July 01, 2017, 04:49:44 AM »
See what happens when ya woik too fast?  ;D No problemmo.
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #274 on: September 09, 2017, 05:51:01 PM »
The B&SR did not letter the cars in later years; but since this is an educational project; maybe some sort of lettering could be added to let the visitors know what the car is?

Is the box car in the Car Barn while the new concrete floor is being worked on in the engine house?

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #275 on: September 09, 2017, 11:00:11 PM »
Yes

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #276 on: November 21, 2017, 11:56:45 PM »
Eric has started working on forging parts for 67

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #277 on: January 06, 2018, 09:55:11 PM »
Zack has been working on the ladders

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #278 on: January 07, 2018, 04:57:28 PM »
Beautiful work.
What's next...roof or doors?
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #279 on: January 07, 2018, 06:44:37 PM »
Roof is going to be done by the pros. Zack is starting on the ends. Doors are awaiting track to be constructed.
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #280 on: January 07, 2018, 10:14:12 PM »
 #67 will have a tin roof installed like it originally had.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #281 on: February 10, 2018, 07:44:23 PM »
Zack has continued to work on the North end of 67.




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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #282 on: February 10, 2018, 11:38:43 PM »
Zach is way too amazing....

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #283 on: February 11, 2018, 04:18:36 AM »
Zack has really done an amazing job on 67.  Very impressive.  I noticed on the North end of 67 there are differences in the hand rails between the top two and the bottom two. 

Why are the two lower hand rails bent in different directions?

Plus there is a center hand rail.  Is this so one can cross over the couplers standing on the end sill buffer blocks? 

Also, could someone take a picture of the lower piece of steel bar that looks like it may be part of an uncoupling lever?
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #284 on: February 11, 2018, 05:40:39 AM »
Outstanding work, Zack.
BTW, those end wall standoff steps make dandy vertical handles on big, heavy rolling doors.  :D

Uncoupling, or cut levers have vertical grab handle ends, need to be mounted on a car end bottom so they can rotate and have their opposite right angle ends pull this type coupler's lock pin straight up from the top.
Newer couplers push their locking brackets up from underneath, are not affected by weather as much.
I've yanked a few on the ATSF.
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