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  • Milling Rail Road Tracks

    https://youtu.be/EdqECM_y9Ho

    I wouldn't want to be the guy that has to change all those inserts.

    JL..............

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    No sparks.... The ones I have seen (german) all use abrasives, and spark like crazy. They have a water tanker and nozzles to put out dry weeds.
    CNC machines only go through the motions

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    • #3
      Grinding of rail heads is still very common but more companies are turning to milling to achieve more
      precise profiles and eliminate the sparks. This means they can operate in dry conditions with much less
      risk of causing a forest fires...
      Keith
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      Just one project too many--that's what finally got him...

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      • #4
        Hang on a sec. That stuff never comes up on ther market.

        Its one of those metals you cant just drop in and say how much,,,,

        .15 for steel, .75 for (taxes) cans, .65 aluminum

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JoeLee View Post

          I wouldn't want to be the guy that has to change all those inserts.

          JL..............
          no need

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LpHddJkkLU
          in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LKeithR View Post
            Grinding of rail heads is still very common but more companies are turning to milling to achieve more
            precise profiles and eliminate the sparks. This means they can operate in dry conditions with much less
            risk of causing a forest fires...
            It looks like that machine grinds as a finishing operation. No sparks either.

            JL...............

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
              I should have known !

              JL.............

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              • #8
                I used to live close to one of the busiest rail lines in the South of England, (Waterloo - Portsmouth), and remember once in the early hours of a Sunday morning the track being ground. The machine used about 6 grinding wheels about 3 feet in diameter and it crept along at about 1/2 mile an hour. The sparks were amazing.

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                • #9
                  I've never seen any rail road work around here where I live other than replacing rotted ties. And these tracks are probably 100 years old. Never seen any high tech maintenance like that.

                  JL...............

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                  • #10
                    "... with an office and recreational facility ..."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
                      Does it also remove all the busted and stripped M5 hardware?😂
                      I just need one more tool,just one!

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                      • #12
                        I wouldn't have even dreamed that. It looks like they not only replace the inserts, but they use new or inspected screws as well. No chance for anything going wrong.

                        I am impressed.



                        Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
                        I should have known !

                        JL.............
                        Paul A.
                        SE Texas

                        And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                        You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                        • #13
                          I’ve milled quite a bit of rail to take sulphur prints aka bauman prints of samples from lackenby (U.K.) billot caster, had a 14” sandvick milling head on a 50hp mill, big old bugger, needed a ladder to get on the table, it ate it, big 6s or 9s flying everywhere, no cooling and a fair amount of noise, still got some neck burn scars, glad the 666 healed up!, mind the mill was a beast
                          mark

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                          • #14
                            One of the last jobs I did at a Railway Co I worked for, was to CNC retro-fit a 35ft bed rail switch-point and frog Planer, the machining squeal could be heard all over the shop!.
                            The Bed motor was 100HP!

                            .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                              I wouldn't have even dreamed that. It looks like they not only replace the inserts, but they use new or inspected screws as well. No chance for anything going wrong.

                              I am impressed.




                              Yeah, I wonder who loads the inserts and screws into the machine ??? wait a minute........... I'll bet they have a machine that does that !

                              JL.............

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