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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2017, 09:22:45 PM »
Some of the decking getting ready for bending.



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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2017, 04:39:17 PM »
Where did the goldfish go?  ;D
I think a bunch of us can't wait for this RowMow Rollout!
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2017, 07:08:44 PM »
I'm surprised that the beavers didn't grab some good lumber!  ;D
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2017, 08:20:26 PM »
We did it. It took all day, several drill bits, some rotating help and 3 trips to the hardware store by Fred and one by Leon, but the deck is done.

Here is the first piece. Shows the bend. No relief cuts.


And here is the finished decking.



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« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2017, 08:54:52 PM »
And Wednesday, Mark plans to paint the outside of the car with a second coat.

Hoping Saturday we can slide some completed wheels under it and call it done.
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2017, 09:24:05 PM »
Mike, aren't you afraid to leave that big of an empty horizontal surface where others can leave stuff?

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2017, 11:36:38 PM »
Love that swoopy, Italian sports car look!  :D  Knew you'd like it.
Nice work.
Will the deck be oiled? Here in NM, we're a mile closer to the sun, which manages to fry everything lt can get its rays on.
Are there tie-down loops in the deck's front corners?
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2017, 06:40:49 AM »
There are tie downs on the 4 corners. They are in some of the pictures as a loop.
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2017, 07:19:51 AM »
WOW!  I can't wait for Monday!  LOOK AT ALL THAT FLAT SPACE!!!!!

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2017, 09:38:09 AM »
I say it will only take half a day before the deck is covered with stuff.  ;D

Nice work, Mike. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of it on the rails.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2017, 09:45:43 AM »
The whole goal of 1015 involves filling washouts. Having "stuff" on board provides needed fill. ;D
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2017, 11:29:05 AM »
Mike,
A thought for the ROWMOW design team; would it be possible to create a dump trailer of similar design as 1005 by using the rear frame and tilt body from a junk 1 ton pickup/dump similar to what landscapers use?  Figure an air actuated cylinder off the main brake line from the diesel.  Just thinking out of the box. 
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2017, 11:33:50 AM »
Why build a whole separate car? Why not just drive a small dump truck onto the existing (almost) ramp car and dump from it? Seashore Trolley Museum has a car which was specifically designed by the MBTA in Boston to do just that. The fact that they can also use it to move a dozer or a backhoe to a work site is a bonus.

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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2017, 12:59:47 AM »
All of a sudden 1015, besides Big Joe, Ichabod, 1014, will be THE star of Operation Washouts.
After wheeling it and rolling it out this weekend, how about a  parade?  ;D
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Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2017, 09:59:55 AM »
I have seen trailers made from the bed of a pickup. Could something like this work as a vehicle to be placed on 1015 to dump fill into the washouts?

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