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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:40 pm 
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I know the steel goes on the outside, and i thought the hinges go the other way around,but my dad swears that they go that way ..yeah it would be cool to get it on the rails, its heavier than you think too lol


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yea, all you gotta do is take the door brackets off and flip them around. ill try to dig up a pic and show ya one in place. im sure 3 or 4 guys can put it in the back of say an F350. banks' dad has one and when its done if ya want we can remove it from your yard for a trip down the rails at the facility. you know, now that youre checked out on the motor and everything :wink:

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Nice job on the car. It's good to see another one shining the rails again!


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mike, i forgot did i give you some kind of bumpers for that car?

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yeah you did give me bumpers there in the top in the second picture. i fergot about
them there laying somewhere out in my garage..They will work on the back, but
for the dump door side ill have to cut one in half or something to make it work..
my garage is so cluttered right now i cant find anything, its an airplane hanger and
u cant even pull a car in there lol


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airplane hanger eh? where did you get it from?

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Im not sure my grandfather got it....Its 100 feet long and just a big arch, the only difference is from the original hanger is the door is not as wide..
edit:dump door and closed end almost done today, have to make up some supports for the end, and the hinges for the dump door need to be bent, the wood is all cut. All thats left is cut some bumpers to fit..


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Update, I just came across some rail up near the mine fire in olyphant about 30 feet, gunna put some rail under the car, its almost ready for its move into the front yard. Sealer is going on tomorrow so the wood will last a little longer out in the weather. I do have a question though does anyone know where i can get some big pieces of coal near Scranton pa not the kind you would normally buy, to fill the car?


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yea we were working on that. we could probably get you enough mine run coal from the mine mike a. and i work at to fill it. maybe around 75 bucks or so. also, i got some wheels for ya, i just have to go get them but i did find a set that will fit the car nicely.

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Nice where did you find the wheels at? I was going to go down in the one mine in off rout 6 to see if the wheels on the couple cars would fit, i was desprate haha. I could always put like a false bottom on the inside of the car so it wouldnt take as much coal to fill it... Also is there differnt sized rails the one i just got seems to be the regular railroad size but i didnt mesure it or anyrhing...


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the false bottom idea is good, and it would be real easy with that car since it has those tapered sides. just let it sit on those and you would be set. the wheels are coming from a guy i know, they will need a sandblasting but they are new, never used but rusty. as for the rail, if you only need a few feet to set the car on i can help you out with that. we have some short pieces that would work for that. mine rail is alot smaller than rr track. its measured in pounds per yard. so mine rail is usually 30-40 pound rail. that means every 3 feet weighs 30-40 pounds. rr rail is 100-150 pound rail. its alot bigger.

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Here are some newer pictures
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A track gauge and possibly a drill from a mine?
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nice dude!

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Nice track gauge we just got one almost exactly the same.

Nice work on the car restoration :D

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Nice job on the car! That looks great.

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