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rmgill
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« Reply #60 on: Jan 27th, 2010, 12:36pm »
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Albert, mostly you'd be looking at a Boiler making steam, driving a piston which drives a flywheel, and that drives a small gear which drives a larger gear or set of gears attached to the winch drum.  
 
You control speed by valving the steam supply. And control direction with a set of linkages that control direction of the piston travel.  
 
You'll have brakes for holding the load that are released either by mechanical action or by use of piston actuators (steam or air pressure) to release for movement.  
 
here's a steam powered winch
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albertocelot
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« Reply #61 on: Jan 31st, 2010, 5:32am »
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Thank you!

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« Reply #62 on: May 12th, 2010, 1:55pm »
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KCS DE series crane replacing bridge panel track in Texarkana, TX. 1:1 scale snap track!

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« Reply #63 on: May 17th, 2010, 10:16pm »
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The ugliest railroad crane I have seen yet, sun bleached orange!!! NS Brosnan yard.

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« Reply #64 on: May 21st, 2010, 2:48pm »
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Another DE series loading scrap rail in Franklin, PA

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« Reply #65 on: May 14th, 2012, 6:43am »
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Found this one still working for NS in Suffolk, VA 5/12/12
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« Reply #66 on: Oct 20th, 2012, 7:49pm »
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In Niles,Ohio there is a junkyard that has a rail spur and uses RAILROAD CRANES for their work! Me and my dad took scrap there one day and man was it cool!

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« Reply #67 on: Nov 12th, 2012, 4:00pm »
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Chessiemike that CSX crane picture, is that a special flatcar I spy that is marked B&O, if so is it able to buy one in ho scale and/or make one.
 
 
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« Reply #68 on: Nov 13th, 2012, 3:53pm »
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I don't know where you can buy one, but you can build almost anything.  
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« Reply #69 on: Nov 26th, 2012, 2:38pm »
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I was thinking of somehow taking a well car repainting it, then with wood or plastic block off the holes in the bottom to make a special flatcar.

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« Reply #70 on: Jan 4th, 2013, 3:45pm »
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Here is a Southern railroad crane, Flatcar, and NS Idler car owned by Norfolk Southern in Hubbard OH with track on the flatcar. Notice the snow surrounding it.

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« Reply #71 on: Apr 2nd, 2014, 6:03am »
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A crane is generally equipped with a hoist, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. It is mainly used for lifting heavy things and transporting them to other places. It uses one or more simple machines to create mechanical advantage and thus move loads beyond the normal capability of a human. Cranes are commonly employed in the transport industry for the loading and unloading of freight, in the construction industry for the movement of materials and in the manufacturing industry for the assembling of heavy equipment.


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« Reply #72 on: Apr 26th, 2015, 10:04pm »
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This one seems to have hung out in Shenandoah, WV for a while. It is a Little Giant SPR 48. Photo was taken on 4/18/15
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« Reply #73 on: Apr 26th, 2015, 10:09pm »
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You got to love their Logo.
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