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 Post subject: WANTED: End of track bumper/wheel stops
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:19 am 

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Location: Johnstown, PA
We're looking for two end-of-track bumpers or wheel stops. Could be the smaller half-moon cast type that bolt onto the rail (Nolan's, etc.) or the larger fabricated steel Hayes -type. If you have one sitting around, let us make a deal with you. The track suppliers have them , but they are all above $1k, and we need to be in the low-cost area. Or if you know of unused ones at a private industrial spur that could be purchased or donated, etc. we'd appreciate any help or leads! For Stewartstown Railroad, York County, PA.


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: End of track bumper/wheel stops
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:48 pm 

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Can you use the removable type that locks in place with a wedge? I have two of those that I'm not using.

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: End of track bumper/wheel stops
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:00 pm 

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Rick, yes, probably. Can you send a photo?
We have a track that dead ends about 6 feet from major state highway.
We mostly use it for motorcars and track equipment.
But would be good to have a stop there to prevent anything from getting pushed out into the street. Right now there is just a couple of joint bars with a bolt through them over top the rail!

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DaveW.


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: End of track bumper/wheel stops
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:19 am 

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For years our northern end was a tie bolted to the top of the rail head with threaded rod and plates. At some point a buffer was added but it is not bolted in place and is only held there by gravity.

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