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Brendan Barry

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #180 on: March 17, 2016, 11:07:42 PM »
Carl we use the lumber green. The Turner Centre car was built the same way.

We unloaded the trailer on Wednesday. Most of the lumber was brought into bay two and stacked with stickers. Most of this pile will go into framing the "box" of the car.



The bigger timbers were loaded onto a work flat. All these timber go into the under frame. Red dots are the end beams. Purple dots are the draft gear timbers. Blue dots are queen post timbers. Green is for the buffer blocks and there is one extra timber on the car.



One of the wheelsets mounted in the lathe for turning.



The other three wheelsets.






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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #181 on: March 18, 2016, 01:19:48 AM »
Obviously green oak works easier but do you have a warp problem?

Looking at TC car guess not.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #182 on: March 18, 2016, 10:03:49 AM »
Where do the buffer blocks go on the car?
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #183 on: March 18, 2016, 10:15:12 AM »
Buffer blocks bolt on the end beam right above the couplers. Laconia built cars have more prominent buffer blocks than Portland built cars. Laconia buffer blocks are 8"x8" Portland blocks are probably 4"x8".
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #184 on: March 19, 2016, 09:48:04 PM »
67's frame upside down on blocks in bay 2 ready for the rebuild to start.



I took a couple pictures to show the difference in buffer block size between the Portland Company and Laconia Car Works designs.

Portland Company style buffer on car 65.



Buffer block off of Laconia built 67. The block is sitting upside down. The quart of oil is right where coupler shank would be.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #185 on: March 20, 2016, 01:50:25 AM »
I hadn't noticed it before, but that's a really attractive forge weld on the cut lever in the picture of the Laconia buffer block.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #186 on: March 20, 2016, 09:51:31 AM »
Thanks Brandon.

It is good to see that a significant part of 67's original wood parts can be retained.  Now that we have the CB that part of the historic car will have a very long life.
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #187 on: May 02, 2016, 01:00:18 PM »
Work continues on the restoration of Car 67. This weekend at the museum good progress was made on the frame, side and end sills, buffer blocks, and the draft gear guide blocks. See attached photo (from James Patten)
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #188 on: May 02, 2016, 01:43:48 PM »
More pictures of the work done on 67's frame during the work weekend. Bolts and steel rods are being ordered shortly to finish putting the frame together.





















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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #189 on: May 07, 2016, 07:37:00 PM »
Sawing lumber out of the red oak logs Fred donated for 67 at Copeland Lumber.

https://youtu.be/S_0feFxcc1U
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #190 on: May 08, 2016, 11:42:40 AM »
Cool video Brendan!!! 

Thanks for posting!


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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #191 on: May 08, 2016, 12:17:25 PM »
Proving Brendan is just a cut above the rest.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #192 on: May 08, 2016, 12:21:23 PM »
Proving Brendan is just a cut above the rest.

That comment makes a point.

Thanks Brendan, good to see the progress from the MA division of the WW&F.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #193 on: May 08, 2016, 12:46:07 PM »
Proving Brendan is just a cut above the rest.

Well said, Ira!

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #194 on: June 23, 2016, 08:35:21 AM »
67 as of last week. We are waiting on queen post castings and a new bolster casting from the foundry to finish the car's frame.



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