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Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« on: June 20, 2016, 11:41:02 AM »
After some discussion as to what was needed at the museum, a recently donated broad gauge car (4'-8 1/2") will become a work flat. Having two of these will help make track building more efficient.

I started by trying to get the slip axle apart. I was not having much luck at home so I took it to the shop at work. I used a band saw and cut the axles to length.



I kept after the slip axle, trying to get it apart whole. I finally cut the axle to length, and used a press after I cut the axle again at the middle. 3000# on the press ( had it to 5000# but got nervous ) and applied some heat to get the axle to separate from the sleeve. I tried the sleeve on the non slip axle and it was too small. Pawed around the shop and came up with a short piece of pipe that the ID was slightly larger, but not quite enough to slide onto the pipe. So next I will clean and polish the two axle ends to get them to fit.  
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Re: Metal Work Flat
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 11:45:19 AM »
A picture of the slip axle hanging from a floor crane


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Re: Metal Work Flat
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 01:48:06 PM »
Mike;
Will it be powered by the motor that came with it? Or is the motor bound for something else like Big Joe?
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Re: Metal Work Flat
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 04:09:04 PM »
No intended use for the motor yet, but the folks at ROWMOW Mfg promise to try and get it running so we could use it on a future project, or possibly retrofit an old project..
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Re: Metal Work Flat
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 06:04:28 PM »
Mike, is it your plan to have this car be similar to the all-steel work flat with the grating deck?

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Re: Metal Work Flat
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 06:59:02 PM »
Yes, same size except a different style grating. Should be less give to it.. Trying to keep it about the same size to make it easy to set out of the way if needed.
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Re: Metal Work Flat
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 12:53:05 AM »
A little polishing



Very snug fit. Several taps with a hammer to get it on 1/4 inch. Now to polish up the other axle and press them together. May have to warm the sleeve up to get it to drop on.

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 11:00:37 AM »
Finished the other axle Sunday morning.



That is about 3000# on the gauge




Almost there



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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2017, 12:47:42 AM »
Finally most of what will be 1014 is in this picture. What is missing? The planned deck. It is stood against a tree outside of my shop, with the lower 2 feet buried in snow. I will try to retrieve it tomorrow, and have everything ready for quick assembly. This car will be essentialy identical to 1005, which is the other yellow metal work flat.

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2017, 09:28:31 AM »
Looking good Joe, I'm sure it will be a welcome and handy addition for the MOW gang.  Can't wait to see the completed unit.

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2017, 12:11:09 AM »
Started cutting last night. One more to go then I'll be ready to tack things together.

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2017, 06:09:21 PM »
What will ROWMOW come up with next? ???

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2017, 06:28:46 PM »
Don't ask!

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2017, 07:08:09 PM »
Mike...Another standout project.
Appreciate following your Mechanix Illustrated-explained work.
 
WW&F projects underway or soon to be...
*MOW trackwork car 1014
*MOW equipment flatcar 1015
*boiler flanger/loco 10 rebuild
*boxcar 67 finish
*coach 8 side door
*shop cleanout/container fill-up, new shop floor slabs
*points install at car barn/woods track switches
*finish TOM spur/do sawmill layout
*ballast and level extended mainline to first washout
*fill washout
*?

How about a Spring Work MONTH?  :D
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 10:15:54 PM »
What will ROWMOW come up with next? ???

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What ever we can..
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