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 Posted: Fri Apr 8th, 2016 11:00 pm
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Bob D
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Does anyone make such a thing that's commercially available?  If not, what would be a good design?

Here's what I had built.  "Was" using until my grandson had a run-in with it the other day:



Had it straddling the siding where my lumber yard is located.

I can fix it, but it was kind of fragile anyway and the legs were built from scraps.

What did they use back in the 50s-60s?  I think I recall seeing nothing more than an open shed.

All suggestions are appreciated :rah:

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 Posted: Sat Aug 6th, 2016 04:47 am
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First let me say Bob that I love the unit that you designed. Shame that the grandson got to it though, that happens.

Now the one loading facility that I can comment on is the Hull Oakes Lumber company. You can see the picture of the loader here:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Hull_Oakes_Lumber_Company-1.jpg

Another site you can visit for more on the railroad operation side of things is Ken Olsen's youtube channel. He has four videos on the operations at the mill:
Parts 1-2 and a tour of the site in 2005 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhOSE8jUw68&list=PL58590CFFCF6A0CF9

And a re-uploaded Part 4 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HumBrSybCfA
Specifically dealing with switching the chip loader.

Hope that helps you out.



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Thanks Andrew :moose:

I wonder if the hopper bin is as old as the rest of the equipment? I'll do some more searching.

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Love the straddle carrier. They used to be pretty common in the part of Phila where I grew up. When I started riding motorcycles I thought that it would be neat to ride through the center of a moving empty one and surprise the driver---but I never did----shame!

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Herb, never knew what they were called, thanks!

They were used quite a lot at Norfolk Naval Shipyard back in the 70s, for moving large boxes or sheets of steel.

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