Dad had one - grandsons have it now - rats - B-52 Machine shop turned
for him the horn was turned and top milled. It was nice looking.
They had big - big lathes.
I have a 3' one - not shaped - sitting on my bench. It was a main line
rail and is heavy.
Wish I could get some heavy load rail - it is much larger yet.
It'll take a while to find pix of it, but we will try. The pix were
taken before the days of digital cameras, so it's a job of searching
through several totes.
BTW, it weighed about 6500 pounds.
He made many of them of differing sizes. 18" high, 6 feet high, 11 feet
high. We have an 11 footer in our yard. If I can't find pix of the big
one, I'll put up a picture or two of that one.
But I will try to find 39-footer pix, because it was pretty
impressive. There's an interesting, but sad story that goes with it.
Curt Welch wrote:
Static. They were simple skeletons.
I just added a few pix of the smaller ones here"
I will take some better pix, too, since I have to go outside and take
more pictures of my recently collapsed 40 X 60 pole building where I
kept my trip hammers, tracked vehicles, tractors, etc..
Curt Welch wrote:
Two feet of snow, then a few more inches, then an inch or two of ice.
It was 40 years old and had hand built trusses. We think either the
glued and nailed gussets failed or the one of the trusses pulled free
from post it was bolted to.
Some Pix at:
All of my snow removal equipment was in there:
Case Diesel with bucket
not to mention all the other stuff, like 15 Cushman tracksters, power
hameer collection, Ford 8N, 5 Cub Cadet garden tractors, and on and on
Not much damage to anything but the plow truck which wasn't covered by
insurance because it's an "automobile".
CF&I called their high-silicon rail "HiSi" and they made a
"CroMo" too. I don't know the composition of either one tho. :/
And never felt like a got a straight answer what situations
they were best for either, so won't repeat 'em here. LOL :)
It's my understanding the rail is made to be as pure pearlitic
as they can get it without going over-board with the carbon
content. The surface of the pearlite rail is ripe for work
hardening like the head of a cold chisel. It does get hard!
Just try filing or hacksawing a notch into the top of a shiny
rail. ;) So, power hacksawing a used rail in half was kinda like
slicing a cold chisel down it's length starting with the work
hardened top. The hard top and thin web would take its toll on
the 6 tooth per inch hacksaw blade. I used to joke after the
first train rolled over a brand new rail "it looks like it
won't last a week ;)" and every one would laugh in agreement.
The first train would mash the crap out of the soft pearlitic
Because of the work hardened top and the thin web we'd get 4
rails maximum out of the power hacksaw blades. Wouldn't even
chance a forth use if it could delay a train, so many times
would just use a power hacksaw blade 3 times then save it back
for one more cut when it didn't matter if it quit cutting on us.
You did as good as you did with your bandsaw blade and 6 cuts
for a few reasons and one was because you were lubing the cut,
we'd just use plain water. LOL :)
Alvin in AZ
retired SP signalape
Your service provider sucks, they have a block in place and will not do
anything about it.
The only way to get through to your site is to use an anonymous proxy.
This is not such a big issue for me, as kproxy is only an inconvenience.
However is someone were to google your site and try to go there they
would just get a time out.
The problem is that people give up.
Which is okay, but you don't live in Australia.
The last time this happened, I contacted the provider and they told me
to my face that there were no blocks in place, and it "must" be my provider.
I spoke to someone else further up the food chain, and I found out that
they did have a block on .au (the whole country), due to the amount of
spam coming from Australia.
They removed the block.
This has happened again, and I've checked with other service providers
here. There are no blocks in place at my ISP.