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#16 Auburn David OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2016 - 03:07 PM

I would have to rig this up behind something and see how well it works..You might be surprised.


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Posted March 26, 2016 - 03:09 PM

I have a homemade box blade that has harrows on one side..and a box blade on the other(you just flip it over)..it looks odd..but works great behind the GT on driveways.


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Posted March 26, 2016 - 10:25 PM

My Olde Deere used a twenty foot length of railway iron for an anvil too. It is mounted up on legs and he put a press over one end and could lay a sickle bar on it to change out the sections on a swather knife. It has a multitude of uses, so much so that when we moved here we hauled it 300 miles! Old iron was never thrown out, but repurposed endlessly. Even now I can't pass up a "dead" bit of machinery without wondering what I could use it for.

I am the same way about saving scrap iron to repurpose. Seems I may have passed that on to my son?

He called me a couple weeks ago, said he was going over a bridge and saw a wagon wheel in the creek.

Hooked his Jeep liberty to it and pulled it out, he has no clue what he will do with it but is proud of it just the same.


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 06:16 AM

I have 2 chunks of RR iron. Wanting to make a stand for one of them to use for an anvil.


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Posted April 09, 2016 - 04:03 PM

The rail makes a good anvil, but they ring like crazy, I plan to put mine in a sand box to muffle it some.

Use it as it comes, not like I made mine as that is too much work.

I cut a horn on mine and cut a hole for chisels. Wasted a lot of good drills and grinding wheels doing that.

It took weeks to shape the horn with a 4 1/2 inch grinder.

The rails carrying tons over the years gets work hardened to the point the first 1/4 inch is nearly impossible to work. they wear heavily on the inside and takes a lot of grinding to get a reasonably flat crown.

They don't let the top get wore out of shape to much any more.  Found out the wheels last a lot longer when the top of the rail is the right shape.  usually run a rail grinder over the track about once a year or more often on the heavy main lines.  You talk about something that makes sparks fly those machines do it.  HERZOG usually has the contract for the BNSF.  It is a unit train with engine, rail grinder,water car and inspection car all tied together.  Looks like one long car with a bunch of axles and wheels under it.


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Posted April 09, 2016 - 04:32 PM

They don't let the top get wore out of shape to much any more.  Found out the wheels last a lot longer when the top of the rail is the right shape.  usually run a rail grinder over the track about once a year or more often on the heavy main lines.  You talk about something that makes sparks fly those machines do it.  HERZOG usually has the contract for the BNSF.  It is a unit train with engine, rail grinder,water car and inspection car all tied together.  Looks like one long car with a bunch of axles and wheels under it.

That I would like to see.



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Posted April 09, 2016 - 04:35 PM

Awesome thing to see. One year they did it past the job. A lot of smoke and noise.

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Posted April 09, 2016 - 04:59 PM






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