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Marcel Levesque

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2017, 02:25:05 PM »
I think NASA launched a smaller one of these to Mars a few years back.......

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2017, 06:07:09 PM »
Impressive work, Mike.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2017, 01:47:26 AM »
I'll bet Mike has already began to design some hi-rail gear for this ;)

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2017, 02:40:42 AM »
See if WW&F can get somebody to donate this mini cherry picker.
Wonder if Home Depot rents these yet? They do bigger ones.
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2017, 08:46:09 AM »
Well there are some wheels kicking around..would make a nice platform to shoot pictures and video from
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2017, 11:53:52 PM »
Snow day today, so I did a little puttering in my shop around the woodstove. I have gotten 2 of the bearing mounts assembled onto the springs.



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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2017, 02:23:50 PM »
The modified tongue of the equipment car looks like this. It is still upside down. Kept this as a storage area.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2017, 02:56:42 PM »
The storage area is working great- just as designed.

Car looks great.  Getting wheels done is a priority.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2017, 04:58:21 PM »
Any flat surface becomes instant storage. You guys are going to miss having a table so close to your work.
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2017, 05:07:32 PM »
Man, those wheels are going to take a long, long time to finish...

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2017, 06:36:57 PM »
At least the paint will be dry then
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2017, 07:07:58 PM »
At least the paint will be dry then
I saw a picture of Bryce and Dan sitting on it. I hope it was dry then, or they'll suffer from Yellow Butt.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2017, 01:49:02 AM »
Lumber for the decking is now soaking in water. It needs to be bent Saturday during installation, and ringing wet is the way to do it.
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2017, 09:12:41 PM »
Mike...I'm suspecting you are building in a slanted, load/unload ramp end. Can't wait to see the results!
Is re-gauging the axles a challenge?
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2017, 01:10:57 AM »
Not a challenge for me Paul. I let the machine shop crew figure that out. Jason made a plan, and they are almost done. Decking Saturday will really change the looks of the car.
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