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« Reply #480 on: Feb 16th, 2015, 3:05am »
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Hi Pete
 
Brooms are also used for other things than snow....
 
I found this company in the Brisbane area: http://www.digga.com.au/mini-broom.html

 
Digga Qld - Head Office
4 Octal Street, Yatala, Qld 4207
info@digga.com | www.digga.com
p: 07 3807 3330 | f: 07 3807 1499
Toll-free: 1300 2 DIGGA  
 
Maybe you can get some used brooms?


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« Reply #481 on: Feb 17th, 2015, 12:38am »
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I was thinking of something simpler. Not for myself cos I like K.I.S.S. and I am fully trained in the use of a broom!
Ironically the Digga group is owned by the daughter of one of our club members who has asked me to build a couple of ballast wagons. I'm sure they could do a deal for him


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« Reply #482 on: Feb 17th, 2015, 12:41am »
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Meanwhile I have ventured out into the sunshine. In reply 423 there's a pic of Canungra future station. This is it today

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« Reply #483 on: Feb 17th, 2015, 12:44am »
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I tried a new support idea to hold the posts while concreting. As a result I was able to plant 40 posts in 4 days including excavating the gravel for concrete.
I wonder why my body hurts
Pete


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« Reply #484 on: Mar 2nd, 2015, 1:36am »
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Track cleaning is a drag, so I thought I'd make it more interesting.
 
#1 Take one mower


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« Reply #485 on: Mar 2nd, 2015, 1:39am »
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#2   Add some rail wheels to the front

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« Reply #486 on: Mar 2nd, 2015, 1:42am »
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#3    Plus a couple more on to the drive axle (it's a self propelled mower )
 
This is the rail drive mode


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« Reply #487 on: Mar 2nd, 2015, 1:47am »
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And when you adjust the height lever to max, the land wheels take over.
 
I wasn't sure the drive was strong enough to carry a passenger, but I saw a vid of a kid towing himself on a skateboard behind a mower,  so there could be a development
Pete


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« Reply #488 on: Apr 19th, 2015, 8:20am »
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Back again... Took a few weeks off after falling off the new embankment while reversing the loaded trailer.  No permanent damage ( bruised gall bladder when rider mower landed on top of me).   Made me reassess the way I carry loads.  Reassigned the blue tractor mower to mowing   and finished the conversion of the tipper.
Also made a quick release of the trailer in case of further misadventure. Tipper has Eaton drive so can be operated without needing to be seated.  Much, much safer and should have been done ages ago.  Pete


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« Reply #489 on: Apr 19th, 2015, 8:24am »
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So got out and finished the bridge and the prep for the terminus.  pete

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« Reply #490 on: Apr 19th, 2015, 11:09am »
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Glad to hear u r OK.  Heavy things on our body aren't necessary good for us!
 
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« Reply #491 on: Apr 20th, 2015, 5:48am »
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Hi Pete
 
Good to see you back in shape.


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on Apr 20th, 2015, 5:48am, Steen_Rudberg wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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Good to see you back in shape.

 
Ditto Pete!
 
great stuff...so how about a video of it working!!!
 


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« Reply #493 on: Apr 28th, 2015, 3:06am »
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See what I can do, Moose.
Meanwhile, Rob found a rotary broom head for a line trimmer, looks like it will do a great job if a support bracket with little wheels is added.  What do you think, Steen?
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« Reply #494 on: Apr 29th, 2015, 5:01am »
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I like that

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« Reply #495 on: May 16th, 2015, 1:11am »
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Still head down, bum up.   Roadbase for 500 feet of trackbed, with a 20 minute round trip from the "quarry".  Nowhere to turn around on this stretch, so I loaded the trailer with forest trimmings on the return trip and returned via the vegetation dump. That made it a 40 minute round trip but it's nearly clean all the way now.
This is the abandoned triangle all tidied up with drain channel and walkpath.
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« Reply #496 on: May 16th, 2015, 1:14am »
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A week of 8hr days and this is the end of the line, looking back.

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I don't trust my measuring for the turntable, so I'll build the turnouts first, then accuracy is more likely.
So far I've managed to make it so that a train can travel the whole line without having to throw a switch. At the terminus three spring loaded switches put the loco in line with the turntable, but in order to make sure that a 14 foot engine can fit between turnouts, I'm making super-long exit built in to the first turnout.
This is the setup roughed out in aluminum. enclosed by a triangle of measuring tapes.


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« Reply #498 on: May 16th, 2015, 1:28am »
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This is then transferred back to the shop so I can weld the assembly up in steel bar, after which it can be cut into manageable bits.
Pete


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« Reply #499 on: May 18th, 2015, 10:45am »
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Head down, bum up.  That is the problem with small scale steam! A lot of bending to build or fix!
 
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