Author Topic: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread  (Read 27246 times)

Bill Reidy

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,079
  • Life member. Ack.
    • View Profile
What–me worry?

Jeff Schumaker

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,086
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #106 on: April 07, 2019, 10:00:56 AM »
Bill,

Thanks for posting the photos. The flatcar is progressing nicely.

Jeff S.
Hey Rocky, watch me pull a moose trout out of my hat.

Paul Uhland

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,077
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #107 on: April 07, 2019, 09:05:55 PM »
Thanks, Bill.
Paul Uhland

Ted Miles

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 248
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #108 on: April 13, 2019, 10:46:45 PM »
I would like to know what size the four wheel sets are in the #34 trucks?

Are they 26" iron wheels? The flat car looks wonderful; considering what it looked like on New Years Day!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member
« Last Edit: June 16, 2019, 03:02:27 PM by Ted Miles »

Harold Downey

  • Museum Member
  • Brakeman
  • ***
  • Posts: 157
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #109 on: April 13, 2019, 11:22:47 PM »
All of our wheels are 20".

Bill Reidy

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,079
  • Life member. Ack.
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #110 on: April 14, 2019, 07:36:19 AM »
A few photos of flat car #34's roll out yesterday afternoon.  As reported elsewhere, the brake truck was rolled under the car yesterday, and the brake rigging connections were completed.  When Dave and I arrived a bit before 3 p.m., the car was ready to be rolled outside.

The roll out from shop bay 2 starts, with car inspector Dave in place for the ride.


A couple of outside views.


What–me worry?

ALAIN DELASSUS

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 511
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #111 on: April 14, 2019, 08:30:09 AM »
Some perfect weather for a short stroll out. Well done to those who carried out this restoration steadily through Winter.

Mike Fox

  • Museum Member
  • Empire Builder
  • ********
  • Posts: 5,008
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #112 on: April 14, 2019, 08:43:43 AM »
I did not notice until I saw the pictures that the roll out was sponsored by Dunkin..
Mike
Doing way too much to list...

Stewart "Start" Rhine

  • Museum Member
  • Trainmaster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,910
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #113 on: April 14, 2019, 08:53:48 AM »
More like the roll out was fueled by Dunkin

Jeff Schumaker

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,086
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #114 on: April 14, 2019, 09:37:21 AM »
Good one, Stewart. ;D

Jeff S.
Hey Rocky, watch me pull a moose trout out of my hat.

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,175
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #115 on: April 14, 2019, 10:20:14 AM »
Did I miss something?  On our flat cars the brake end truck is at the same end of the car as the break wheel.  It appears that this car either has brakes on both trucks, or the brake wheel is at the opposite end of the brake truck.

On a positive note, that flat car looks great!  Can we put plastic slip covers over it like my mother use to do for the sofa?  That way during the SWW so we won't get it dirty.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2019, 10:26:12 AM by Bill Baskerville »
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

James Patten

  • Administrator
  • Superintendent
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,776
  • Loco for 6
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #116 on: April 14, 2019, 03:17:36 PM »
This flatcar has a brake wheel on one end, and the braked truck on the other end.

The car is 6" wider than our cars, so ton-for-ton there's some extra room on the ends for the brakeman to take up comfortable residence.

John McNamara

  • Operating Volunteers
  • Inspector
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,468
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #117 on: April 14, 2019, 04:55:54 PM »
..... there's some extra room on the ends for the brakeman to take up comfortable residence.
Don't let Dave know or he will want a comfy chair with drink holder and sunshade just like he has on the tamper.

Dave Buczkowski

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 889
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #118 on: April 14, 2019, 06:18:08 PM »
It would help me with my three points of contact. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Steve Smith

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 651
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Reply #119 on: April 15, 2019, 12:30:07 AM »
Alain, I don't know whether Dunkin has invaded France or whether you've seen Dunkin Donuts stores in another country. In the USA, it has many stores where one can get donuts, coffee, coke, etc. Dunkin Donuts is one of the companies here often called "fast food chains." And, as shown by the carton on flatcar 34, at a Dunkin donuts store you can get food to take out in a carton.