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John McNamara

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2017, 06:10:00 PM »
I would say no fill will be hauled on this, but one never knows. There will be no sideboards.

Plainly this is just for WW&F's new TOFC (Tractor On Flat Car) service. ;D

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2017, 02:56:43 AM »
Paul, look at the last posted photo. The front rail axle/wheels will be located where the trailer cross members are missing. The rear rail axle/wheels will replace the rear set of highway tires.
Car 1015 was measured. It is now 6'7" wide.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2017, 09:31:03 AM »
Sunday I spent a couple hours in my shop (next to the woodstove) and did some drilling. These are adapter plates, to mount the bearings to the springs.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2017, 12:39:17 AM »
I have been busy making pieces. New spring mounts (with one bolt through them) new spring sliders ( U shaped ) and the mounts for the new bearings (2 bolts sticking out through) that will mate with the 5 hole plate to mount to the springs.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2017, 04:47:50 PM »
And this morning, this happened.



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Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2017, 05:27:30 PM »
The welds I can see look neat and tidy.  Nice.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2017, 07:10:18 PM »
The key to good looking welds is thick paint
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2017, 08:27:31 PM »
"Welds" is a plural four letter word anyway. 

We have riveting machines, you know...

Stephen Hussar

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2017, 10:17:18 PM »
This looks GREAT, Mike!!

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2017, 10:56:17 PM »
Great work, Mike!

I have a much better idea of what you're doing now. It kind of reminds me of a heavy-duty version of the 4-wheel railbus trailers on the SR&RL.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2017, 11:44:48 PM »
The value this car will add can't be understated.  In addition to allowing us to get our own earth moving equipment to the mountain, which ensures quality control, it will also give us never before seen machine access to mow, change ties, ditch, and an number of other jobs which should be routine.  We need it...

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2017, 12:57:42 AM »
I can't wait to see this never seen before machine..
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2017, 11:48:10 AM »
Here's one I've never seen before...


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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2017, 12:59:09 PM »
Put a steam boiler on that big metal spider and we'd have a THING!!!

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2017, 01:02:24 PM »
Anyone else in fear that this discussion is about to get "moderated?"