Arizona Gandy Dancers

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Re: Arizona Gandy Dancers

Post by NP317 » Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:38 am

'Going to Hurl Bert back to steam operation?
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Re: Arizona Gandy Dancers

Post by ChipsAhoy » Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:51 pm

No, fraid not. Would be nice tho.

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Re: Arizona Gandy Dancers

Post by ChipsAhoy » Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:24 am

Got it off display and into the CarBarn. Next step was to remove the trucks and driver and begin reguaging from 14" to 15".
Maybe move each driver outward by 1/2". Drivers have been welded to ths axles. Making it difficult to determine original axle diameter. So as determine what to cut without removing material from the axle.
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That won't work.
So maybe replace the axle. This requires boring the axle out of the center of the wheel.
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That won't work either! (Sorry, somehow the pic rotated 90' clockwise and I can't figure how to get it back!!)

Maybe... split the axle and install a slug and sleeve in the middle to widen the whole mess.

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Re: Arizona Gandy Dancers

Post by Erskine Tramway » Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:08 am

ChipsAhoy wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:08 am

Maybe... split the axle and install a slug and sleeve in the middle to widen the whole mess.
That would work, assuming there isn't a gear or something in the middle of the axle that would interfere. I'd mill a groove in the axle to fit a key to keep the quartering correct before I cut it.

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Former Locomotive Engineer and Designer, Sandley Light Railway Equipment Works, Inc. and Riverside & Great Northern Railway 1962-77
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