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Weekend Update 1/8/17
« on: January 06, 2017, 07:22:43 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 07:39:32 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 07:46:46 PM »
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Judging by its location, that looks more like a guardrail than a frog.  As for the car in the background, I think it is normal RR crossing traffic.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 10:57:19 PM »
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"....but weight a minute"  ???
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 10:59:53 PM »
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"....but weight a minute"  ???


It's a heavy subject...  :facepalm:
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 11:00:32 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 11:52:59 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 02:16:16 AM »
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Of course it's a guard rail Pete , why I wrote frog is toad-elly weird . So if that car is normal , not staged , and given how spic N span she is would date the picture within a few years of the cars birth year . Who knows what year it is ? I think around 1928 ish maybe .

As for the WEIGHT , look at what is on the right of the check rail and the left of the running rail . Looks like a pair of 10 LB weights . Why ?

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 02:23:17 AM »
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I think the "weights" are a C shaped clip type-o-thing.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 01:27:54 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 02:10:43 PM »
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Chris333: You're right, that's exactly what they are. 

For those who haven't looked at a real turnout lately:  Guardrails, and running rails, can't be spiked on the flangeway side, so they're either bolted to the running rails, or braced by some means, to keep them from turning over.  Many of today's use braces similar to those used in the point area on the outside of the running rails, or use a large casting between the two rails, and bolts through the rails, but  these C-shaped clamps used to be common.  The point area braces can be seen directly below the left worker's face.

Notice the slots for the base of the rails.  These allow the clamp to be put on the running rail, then the guardrail is installed, as you see it here, and is pried into gauge, against the vertical edge of the clamp, as the workers are now doing.  Once pried into place, it's in gauge, and can be fastened there, by whatever means the company chooses.  I never looked closely at the old turnouts in Pasco, so don't know if they used spacer blocks, or bolts with some type of spacer, or what.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 05:17:30 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 05:53:46 PM »
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I seem to recall that you were going to cast these. Is there a post somewhere? I am curious how you dealt with the bottom sill since it isn't flat.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2017, 06:03:13 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/17
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2017, 10:56:59 PM »
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I think the "weights" are a C shaped clip type-o-thing.

Found this Chris , great call .

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