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by STRR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Covid 19 information
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Covid 19 information

Please look at the NUMBER of deaths and the number per day. These are the most important numbers. I agree the percentages are not equal since I do not have the total number of suicide attempts versus the actual deaths. I have been unable to find any respectable source that cites the number of attemp...
by STRR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Covid 19 information
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Covid 19 information

Liveaboard, To address your comments. The numbers I quoted ARE the ACTUAL DEATH numbers reported by the appropriate agencies and NOT the total accidents or cases of illness reported. The number of cases and accidents are both significantly higher, as one would expect and is being shown to be true wi...
by STRR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Covid 19 information
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Covid 19 information

Please understand I support the COVID-19 precautions and preventive measures. This is my attempt to bring a little perspective to the whole situation. The CDC is reporting current (3/21/2020) COVID-19 U.S.A. total cases at 15,219 with 201 deaths in 61 days (first case reported on Jan. 20th) These nu...
by STRR
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

It is worth noting cranes, derricks (n.b., a typical "cherry-picker" is a derrick) and hoists are rated statically, not dynamically. If the manufacturer says it will lift a ton, it will lift a ton—when both lifting device and load are stationary. As soon as movement gets into the picture the one to...
by STRR
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye bolt rating
Replies: 23
Views: 1545

Re: Eye bolt rating

NEVER use bent fabricated eye bolts for hoisting. They have no ratings on them for a reason. They are not designed to hoist loads. Use ONLY forged or cast shouldered eye bolts for hoisting. Be SAFE. Shouldered eye bolts are designed for up to a 45-degree rigging angle. The closer you can get/keep th...
by STRR
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

While there are many great suggestions above, not one of them suggested WHERE to cut. I have great luck with cutting the "crimp" ear off on one side and then opening the clamp to remove it.
by STRR
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

Being a crane operator knowing what the OSHA specs. are, I can tell you HF would not be allowed to sell those in the US if they didn't meet OSHA specs. Having said that, I am also sure that the just barely meet the specs. Concerning the load rating on the casters. When hoisting 2,000 lbs, there are ...
by STRR
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Mystery 9" Gauge Trucks

Many years ago, one of the hand pump car manufacturers used 9" gauge. I think it was Hodges but do not hold me to that as I am not sure. The gear drive on these trucks is different than anything I have ever seen. They sure give the impression they were powered by a vertical shaft engine of some kind...
by STRR
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 2794

Re: Trailer Security

I use a Master brand tongue lock. One that can't be beaten to death with a hammer. I also use a hitch pin lock that locks the tongue operating lever open. I have two chains I thread through the wheels and one or both springs on that side then locked. One on each side. I am totally aware that all of ...
by STRR
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroads"
Replies: 15
Views: 2268

Re: "Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroads"

Tom,

That one worked fine. Thank you for posting it for me.

Terry
by STRR
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroads"
Replies: 15
Views: 2268

Re: "Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroads"

Daris,

The link is not working for me. Thank you for looking up the info. Hopefully, I will be able to access it sometime.
Terry
by STRR
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroads"
Replies: 15
Views: 2268

Re: "Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroads"

Evidently not. He confided in me that he ended up homeless due to several circumstances seemingly beyond his control. One would think if there had been a family, they would have given some sort of assistance. As far as I know, he had only two sources of income: Social Security and book sales. So sad...