Re: Cable Reel Loads

Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>

On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 01:23 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:
But I do plan to have catenary and of course that requires maintenance, and in progress on my bench right now is a wire train, wire reel car, which will need wire reels with wire.
Copperweld is definitely the product to use. Copper coated seven and nine strand steel cable, it was the material of choice for all parts of overhead except the contact wire. Back in the seventies I worked for a couple weeks cutting down the Chicago trolleybus overhead system after abandonment, and everything was Copperweld except the contact wire, which was solid phosphor bronze, IIRC.

Dennis Storzek

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