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Mike Fox

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2017, 12:54:14 AM »
Had some parts ready, so tried getting some of the parts together before I had to move them out of the way.

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2017, 12:15:55 AM »
Another hour and a half closer to painting..hoping for a 4/15 delivery date.



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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2017, 03:00:29 AM »
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2017, 11:06:14 PM »
Nice work, Mike.

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2017, 11:19:26 PM »
I assume that the ends will receive a flanged plate receiver for link and pin coupling.

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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2017, 11:46:38 PM »
Just a simple 4 inch angle with a 7/8 hole drilled in will befor the link and pin. I would like to make more links if I can find the stuff needed
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2017, 03:34:25 PM »
ROWMOW Mfg has been down with the crud this week, so there may be a delay in the arrival of 1014. Still a little work to do to it, then paint, but the crew is out until they feel better.
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2017, 04:41:05 PM »
Hope you feel better Mike! Good thing RowMow Mfg. has a good sick leave policy.
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2017, 05:13:38 PM »
Obviously, tough Maine-ers bounce back fast!  ;)
BTW, what are those big frame holes for, at 1014's corners?
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2017, 05:42:40 PM »
I suspect that they are for the bars that are used to lift the car on & off the rails.  The bars are longer than the car so one can slide them out to get more leverage.
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2017, 06:28:32 PM »
You can see a lifting bar ( actually a pipe) trial fitted, lower left corner of the third photo. The "lifting" end is on the ground.
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2017, 08:20:13 PM »
Yes, those holes are for the pipes the lifting arms slide in. The pipes are in now. Felt good enough Monday night to tackle that. I have some grinding I want to do before I put the deck on. The bars I am using will be some left over truss rod from the 67 project. Hoping these are solid enough so when loading rail they will not bend.
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2017, 04:46:17 PM »
Thanks, guys.
I just saw the other rail car in a recent photo with its lift bars showing...ding!
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2017, 12:56:33 AM »
Back at it again. I think the cold is finally out of here. Both outside and the one in my head.
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Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2017, 01:04:05 PM »
It's coming together nicely, Mike.

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