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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:27 am 
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well guys this winter we will be building a mine car for us. its going to be a wooden mine car with end dump door and have metal reinforcing straps on the outside, similar to a hudson coal car. it will have roller bearings for ease of haulage and be 36" gauge. we have the wheels, axles and bearing is the shop. we need to soak the bearings and get all the old grease out, then we can order the wood and begin assembly.

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roller bearings!
ill have to put on my running shoes to sprag that one!


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yea! im mike wont be allowed to attempt that one until he graduates from the plain bearing car :lol: we're also gonna have to lay more track for that one cause one little shove and she will be rolling to ct :D

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Roller bearing we restored for a display. this housing attaches to a bracket that bolts to the bottom frame of the car, the axle slides into this. 1910s technology baby! :D

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yea, theres no way the jersey boys are ready to sprag full roller!
but they will with a little more practice!!! right guys?!


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oh mike, also, in that shot of the bearing on my tool box at work, see that nice wooden projectile i made on the lathe for my potato gun :D it went well. put about a 5 inch dent in the dumpster at work :lol:

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sweet projectile! do you lube the barrel before you fire that? makes me wanna start up my lathe and make a few!


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yea i sprayed lps 1 down the barrel, its an aircraft lube, like pb plaster but better. we make lead counter balances for the control surfaces in aircraft so i hollowed out the center and poured in 11 ounces of lead....... she went well :lol: i even put a smiley face on it!

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Nice. That is a very nice looking bearing. I'd have to say you cleaned that one up very nicely. I'd almost wonder if a sprag would stop that bad boy car once you get it rolling. You'd probably need a sprag on each wheel to stop it.

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yes a nice reply, you must not have seen the comment after the pics. :lol:

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The problem is that real mine cars (ore) have solid wheels. So spraging is kind of a new thing to us..


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oh boy, here we go........ now all we need is the bitty boys to chime in and say real mine cars have brakes! :roll:

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yea when you get one then you can say that :wink:

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yea we'll get an ore car and i know just the donkey to pull it his name is henry and he lives on my uncles farm


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hmm, for a second i thought that comment was going to be slung twards us :lol:

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