Woodinville Shops

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by rkcarguy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:54 pm

Let me know what weight/foot you need(Maybe Harold can work out span vs. loading for you?)
In 5' lengths there is a lot of rems to choose from in W8 and W10 sizes.

Sounds like a good plan, being able to bolt on various beams to the A-frame. Also allows break down for easy transport obviously.

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:03 am

Ryan, thanks. Got your PM this evening. I think I have a 5’ length of 4x6” beam that may work. I’ll dig it out and measure it tomorrow and let you know. Glenn
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:42 pm

Final run of the season, sadly!
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:01 am

Finally finished up my gantry crane for the shop.

Here’s a few photos of the assembly and final product.
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by NP317 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:26 am

Very nice! That will serve you well.

Only suggestion:
The flat-profile wheels might resist steering when loaded.
I know this from my two engine stands.
One has flat profile wheels (same red polymer as yours) and is difficult to rotate when loaded, while the other has slightly rounded profile wheels and "steers" much easier.
I am considering replacing those flat wheels, since those engine carts need to move around when loaded with a locomtive.
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by rkcarguy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:55 pm

Looking good Glenn. For the castors I've found they are a bit of a catch 22. The round profile wheels seem to move easier but will drop into any cracks or expansion joints in the concrete. While the flat ones will go over such imperfections but are harder to move and come to an abrupt stop if you hit some little piece of gravel...or perhaps that missing screw that was dropped on the floor. Pick your poison.

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:22 am

Thanks guys. Iam using the flat wheels because I had them in the shop. Thinking about swapping out to the round ones, but I need ones rated at 1000# each - pretty spendy, so, elected to use up my NOS.

Also, my main use for the gantry will be to lift boilers and rail cars off the building stand,and,
Aymdown on the cart. I don’t expect to necessarily push it around loaded. So a bit of an experiment, and a learning curve for sure.

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by NP317 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:22 am

I'm sure it will work for you just fine, as is.
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Wed May 08, 2019 10:36 pm

At last. Spring railroading season is upon us. We arrived back in the PNW 3 weeks ago and opened up the house and shop over the last few weeks for the 2019 run schedule. Lots to do with two flat cars and a riding car build. Also a bunch of refurbishment on an early day atlas shaper - pre B model unit, VN 12 universal Milling machine, and learning how to operate my new to me Bridgeport clone.

But first, landscaping. here in the PNW, Right now is the ideal time for landscaping and spring planting. The ground drys out to the consistency of concrete in another month or so, then can turn to dust latter when drought conditions set in during mid summer. So I always try to lay in the garden, plant new plants, and do rock work during these nice, early, wet soil conditions.

Mostly I have been landscaping along the ROW. Of course using a work train to haul materials around the back yard. Last week hauled out 2 big flat car loads of winter deadfall from the deep forest. Today, Here’s what I managed to load this afternoon onto my poor workhouse of a flat car. The belly in the center of the flat is definitely not an optical illusion. According to the yard super at Home Depot, these 45 cement blocks weigh in at just under 3000#. The car groans a bit when I push it down the track, but does a yomen’s job once it gets rolling. It’ll be interesting to run a straightedge along the frame and see how much deflection these blocks really cause.
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by rkcarguy » Wed May 08, 2019 11:09 pm

Love it! Nice thing about the 12" gage is it can really be put to work.

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by NP317 » Wed May 08, 2019 11:26 pm

Damn, Glenn!
That's working it for sure!!
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Kimball McGinley » Thu May 09, 2019 2:15 pm

Can anybody say "Trussrods" ????

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