Author Topic: 2ft Tampers [was Australian Two Foot]  (Read 20149 times)

Michael Bosman

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Re: 2ft Tampers [was Australian Two Foot]
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2021, 02:30:02 PM »
OK, if you are serious about a tamper and feel that we have the talent to construct a tamper. Seashore trolley Museum has a large, ex CSX, tamper that they will be scrapping in the near future.
Although way too big and wide for the WW&F, the basic machinery can be used. IIRC it is an eight head unit.
Buy using a much smaller hydraulic pump, a smaller unit can be fabricated.
Well, who wants to start cutting and welding?
The WW&F would NOT sponsor this project but hopefully it could be a joint venture.

anyone can make a tamper its easy to make by welding or some fabrication but a person knows the welding and fabrication.
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Re: 2ft Tampers [was Australian Two Foot]
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2021, 06:27:26 PM »
Mike,

Funny to see this old thread again but the museum now has a commercial tamper that was originally designed and built for 2 foot gauge railroading.  His name is Wilmar,  named for Wilmar Sugar Co. in Australia.
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