Carter Swing motion trucks

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Randy Hees
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Carter Swing motion trucks

Post by Randy Hees » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:16 pm

The SPCRR will be rebuilding a pair of Carter style swing motion trucks (probably built by Holman) over the next several weeks. This will be a rare opportunity to see swing motion trucks out from under a railroad car.

One of the transom beams has failed... hence the rebuilding. The beam was only 103 years old...

Details as to timing as available...

Randy
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Re: Carter Swing motion trucks

Post by CraigH » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:41 pm

Randy,

Has a new transom timber been located? And, it looks like I've a project this weekend.

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Re: Carter Swing motion trucks

Post by Solomani » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:45 pm

Randy,

I doubt I can get down there this weekend but I might be able to plan for the following weekend. Would there be any chance of being able to take some measurements and photos?

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Re: Carter Swing motion trucks

Post by Randy Hees » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:54 pm

I find out when the lumber will arrive on Thursday (hopefully)

The problem was discovered late Saturday, and the car pulled from service.

I inspected the car, pulled drawings (we have a 1906 SP drawing, plus a drawing done by the SPCRR in 1985 when we originally rebuilt the car...) on Monday, and called a couple of lumber companies...

They called in a quote late on Tuesday... their special order guy was off today, so I have left a message and expect to complete the order Thursday...

The car is usable as is... but isn't "right".

There is a possibility that we might do the "A" truck on Railfair Saturday. The lumber will be milled to size. With the drawings we should be able to rough cut the mortises and such before pulling the truck... we are already are loosening bolts and prepping the car.

Lumber for the four transoms, a couple of bolts and nuts, and a gallon of paint will be less than $400.00
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Chasing old trains where ever I may find them...
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