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Date: 11/05/12 17:45
Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: qman

These wheels were pulled from under an MT coal rack in the field. The crew spotted something "unusual" about 30 deep and stopped to inspect. I agreed, this was a bit unusual.

qman








Date: 11/05/12 17:58
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: mmciau

That train crew should take a lottery ticket!!!!

Michael McInerney
Marion, South Australia,



Date: 11/05/12 18:18
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: electromac

Was this caused by the brake on the car set?



Date: 11/05/12 18:35
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: tomstp

Can't imagine that thing not derailing.



Date: 11/05/12 19:05
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: Western_Star

Good thing it was empty. The other wheel and the stiffness of the truck probably saved this from a derail. I'd be curious to know what type of truck it came out of. Maybe a compressed truck like a ride-control or buckeye, just a wag



Date: 11/05/12 19:56
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: qman

That WAS a HUGE bullet we dodged on that one !! The control valve was the culprit the caused the brakes to remain applied. Oddly, the wheels on the other end of the car were in relatively good condition. Go figure ????

qman



Date: 11/05/12 20:08
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: dlocher

Is that what's known as a flat spot? :)

David Locher
Fresno, CA
Many of my pictures



Date: 11/05/12 20:26
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: qman

I think it goes a bit beyond a "flat spot" !!

qman



Date: 11/05/12 21:59
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: sp5312

It's only flat on the bottom



Date: 11/06/12 06:14
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: mgwsy1978

Reminds me of this pic that someone snapped. I like how its still glowing red! I think it happened in Canada or one of the commuter railroads but there is no info on the pic.




Date: 11/06/12 06:26
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: qman

THAT puppy is HOT !!!!!!!!!

qman



Date: 11/06/12 10:38
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: trainman630

That'll buff right out.



Date: 11/07/12 21:34
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: mrsaxtonsr

It's also on the ground, That will leave a mark..



Date: 11/08/12 05:39
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: ddg

qman Wrote:
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> THAT puppy is HOT !!!!!!!!!
>
> qman
It WAS hot. The rusted area was probably red hot or close to it. In the wheel shop, we would condemn "overheated wheels" if the redish-orange rusted area radiated 50% in toward the hub on an otherwise servicable wheel.



Date: 11/08/12 12:18
Re: Need a Wheel Lathe !!!
Author: qman

The flange and tread also have a "bead blasted" look about them as well. Kinda large "beads" however !!

qman



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