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Dana Deering

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2020, 12:29:31 PM »
I have moved 9 out of Bay 3 two or three times by myself using the tool shown above.

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2020, 12:49:59 PM »
OK, so how did we get #8 and #4 onto the display tracks.  Are we overthinking this?

I believe it was the diesel to get them onto the turntable and a tractor to pull them onto the display tracks.

I have moved 9 out of Bay 3 two or three times by myself using the tool shown above.

Was that just before or also after the concrete floor went in, Dana? I noticed that before there was a little slope out the door. It's still there but only once you get past the "tipping point" at the edge of the concrete.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2020, 01:40:53 PM »
I once moved her out with a come-along.
Boy, that was painful. Didn't try that again.

If I remember right, you get about an inch or maybe two out of each 'stroke' of the car mover.  While you can break the static friction, it is difficult to keep her moving and still be able to push.

I thought we would be able to fire up inside the new roundhouse? Doesn't that mean we won't have to push an engine out anymore?
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2020, 08:03:58 PM »
Thanks Bill, for the reply about #8 an #4.  That makes total sense.

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2020, 05:32:40 AM »
It took about two strokes with the car mover to break her free and gain a little momentum and then I pushed her out.