Re: Semet Solvay Dome Platform <caboose9792@...>

Given there are sevral tankcars in museums with wood runingbords about two inches thick, one need not imagine, insted get out of the basment and see the real thing in person.

mark rickert
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] RE: Semet Solvay Dome Platform

Tim, you might be amazed with what can be done with clear, straightgrained, well seasoned full dimension oak and other hardwoods.That sort of lumber is difficult to find today.Chuck PeckOn Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>wrote:>>>> Ok, I can't really tell that from any photos I have. I'm surprised a 2"> thick> plank that was unsupported for a distance of 10 or 12 feet would be strong> enough> to hold a 250 lb man walking on it, and holding up for years and years of> service.> But if you say so, ok.>> Tim O'>>>> Tim O'Connor wrote>>> I don't think Type 27 walkways were wood -- they would have to be steel.> Open-grid steel walkways came later, sometime in the 1950's I think. But> platforms could have wood treads, which were probably less slippery than> steel in many conditions.>> As late as 1940, numerous photos show new tank cars with wood> walkways and wood dome platforms.>> Tony Thompson>> >

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