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Weekend Update 3/25/18
« on: March 23, 2018, 07:24:26 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 07:39:20 PM »
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That entire video made me uneasy. NEVER work on a car that is supported only by a jack.  What ever happened to Safety First?
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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 08:03:08 PM »
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That entire video made me uneasy. NEVER work on a car that is supported only by a jack.  What ever happened to Safety First?

Safety first is always right after money .

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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 08:51:34 PM »
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My latest project is ready for work -- An S-12




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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 09:22:07 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 09:51:37 PM »
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That entire video made me uneasy. NEVER work on a car that is supported only by a jack.  What ever happened to Safety First?

Fixing heavy metal working machinery when I was an apprentice, the men seemed to work very much with safety in mind. I did not see anything unsafe, except the guy that smoked.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 10:12:28 PM »
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Another nice switcher Wolf! Brass?
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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 10:20:54 PM »
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Another nice switcher Wolf! Brass?
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Thanks!! Yeah - it's from Hallmark.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2018, 12:22:02 AM »
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That S-12 is nice.

...and the tractor to the left of the second photo reminds me of the one in the movie "Dual".  :)

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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 12:29:26 AM »
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February 22, 1953  was a special day for the Pacific Electric. It marked the only time that a Pacific Electric PCC car went down the Airline. Fortunately, they ran the PCC’s down to Playa Desnuda almost every weekday during the summer for people to enjoy the beach view. Here we have the last car heading back to Los Angeles on June 11, 1952 as the sun is setting….Fortunately I had two cameras with me and I was able to get a decent picture with Kodachrome…


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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2018, 12:39:17 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2018, 04:40:28 AM »
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Fixing heavy metal working machinery when I was an apprentice, the men seemed to work very much with safety in mind. I did not see anything unsafe, except the guy that smoked.

Wouldn't prying up on coupler shanks be applying stresses in a direction they were not particularly designed for ?

Freightcars have lift points , no ? Drop pits are a safer and stabler ( 6 points of support vs 3 or 5 ) method to change out a wheelset  .

Are either of the freightcars loaded ? Not mentioned .

I thought freightcar trucks were held in place by gravity . And what about stress on the kingpins , are they designed to take that vertical angle ?

MOW equipment fine , but not somebody else's freightcar that goes everywhere IMO .


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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2018, 09:03:25 AM »
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I also thought that the roller bearing wheelsets were not fastened to the sideframes - that they would freely drop out when the trucks were lifted. I guess I was misinformed.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2018, 11:20:41 AM »
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I also thought that the roller bearing wheelsets were not fastened to the sideframes - that they would freely drop out when the trucks were lifted. I guess I was misinformed.

Me too ! If you look on the cart there is some sort of metal bar with a hole on one end . I wonder if that is a retainer ?

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Re: Weekend Update 3/25/18
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2018, 12:09:44 PM »
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I thought freightcar trucks were held in place by gravity . And what about stress on the kingpins , are they designed to take that vertical angle ?



If you look closely there is a chain going in openings on trucks sides holding both trucks to the cars
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