The railcar project is actually the project of one of our volunteers, who is building a Model T railcar, resembling the SR&RL/Edaville Railcar #2. This car will seat about 5-7 people, depending on size. It has been assembled from various Ford Model T parts. It will have a "turntable" under the car which will allow the car to be rotated so that it can always face fowards.
The project leader is Leon Weeks, for the carbody, and Jason Lamontagne, for the running gear.
The railcar body is complete. Work is progressing on the running gear. Tires, wheels and axles have been made, machined, and assembled.
Photos below are images of the car and its parts. They may take extra time to load.
|The front axle's wheels are pressed on and are ready for the tires. February 7, 2009|
|The tires are expanded using a home-made acetelyne fire ring. February 7, 2009|
|"I fell into a burning ring of fire..." February 7, 2009|
|The front axles now have tires on. February 7, 2009|
|Both axles have been machined and are now waiting for pressing on the wheels and rear axle gear work. January 3, 2009|
|Jason Lamontagne works on shaping the rear axle of the railcar to proper tolerances. November 29, 2008|
|A stack of wheels for the railcar and another project. The forward axle is seen on the right, ready to be pressed onto the wheels. November 29, 2008|
|Cast wheel for the railcar, right after arrival from the foundry. Photo courtesy of Jason Lamontagne.|
|Railcar in Spring 2007. Photo courtesy of Leon Weeks.|