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Terry M

Cute pic of the kids being pulled down the street:handgestures-thumbupright:..

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ebinmaine
1 hour ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

Wheel Horse & Sylvan Lake Western RR.

AWESOME

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SylvanLakeWH

Mock up # 1:

 

 

Floor or is going to be plywood with this white wall board left over from some long forgotten project (the acorns are a bonus):

 

All for now!

 

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Lee1977

I think you should scrap the folding chair idea and come up with another plan. 

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SylvanLakeWH
9 minutes ago, Lee1977 said:

I think you should scrap the folding chair idea and come up with another plan. 

 

Looking for input. Why?

 

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ebinmaine
2 hours ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

 

Looking for input. Why?

 

How will they be fastened?

Any way to put arms or other restraint?

 

 

 

Love the build idea for a more people train...

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SylvanLakeWH
1 hour ago, ebinmaine said:

How will they be fastened?

Any way to put arms or other restraint?

 

Love the build idea for a more people train...

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Thinking u bolts for fastening seats to trailer. They will be very secure but I want them removable for other trailer use and long term storage.

 

Seat belts will be included / attached. Thinking fastex buckles with webbing fastened to chairs.

 

The cart has 1.25” socket holes on all four corners. They were for the cart handles. I was thinking of putting a metal pole rail at arm rest height front to back anchored with pins at those holes. Perhaps sided for added safety...?

 

Appreciate the ideas and questions! Want it to work and be safe!

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ebinmaine

With the anchors and side rails it seems to me you'd be headed the right direction.

Just be sure to keep your axle as WIIIIDE as possible for stability. I like the large tires you've mocked up. That'll help as well. Weighted would be even better.

 

Load the people larger to front. Keeps the weight on the hitch.

 

 

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SylvanLakeWH

Great suggestions!

 

Thank you!

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pullstart

If you progressively trim the seat legs, you’d have yourself stadium seating!  

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SylvanLakeWH
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33 minutes ago, pullstart said:

If you progressively trim the seat legs, you’d have yourself stadium seating!  

 

That is a cool idea! Thanks!

 

Was thinking (always dangerous) of trimming all chair legs to the cross supports to lower center of gravity and make attachment to trailer easier with u bolts...your use may come in to play as well...

 

Also working on a design using the old seat pan / fenders from the WHrat WHrecker for fenders at the axle / wheel point.

 

This is gonna be low speed kids only so leg height won’t be an issue...

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ebinmaine
3 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

Also working on a design using the old seat pan / fenders from the WHrat WHrecker for fenders at the axle / wheel point.

I like that quite a lot. Set that right down on top of your frame or take a measurement or two and cut that sucker right down the middle or whatever and use 90-degree brackets to hold it somehow.

 

That would be a great use of leftover parts, add a cool look, and add safety.

 

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SylvanLakeWH

Floor is in!

 

Still working out seating arrangement but getting there...

 

Thinking partial wood sides...

 

Need hubs and an axle still...

 

 

 

 

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SylvanLakeWH

Sides are up!

 

They are going to be Regal Red.

 

Its even gonna be a Black Hood! :ph34r:

 

Also change of seating plans...The folding chairs just weren’t gonna cut it...going with milk crates with thin butt pads...kids are gonna have to rough it...crates are gonna be black...lower center of gravity and way easier to attach / take apart...

 

Also gonna stick with the existing wheels... true railroad style... it will get minimal use at very slow speed, asphalt only...so we shall see how they hold up...I expect to be putting some wheels on it next summer...

 

The “Train” Plan is: 1) tractor... 2) large wheel barrow conversion (tender)... 3) 4 person passenger car... 4) small wheel barrow conversion (caboose)...

 

@Vinylguy has already been contacted to start graphics order for the “Sylvan Lake & Wheel Horse Western RR” banners

 

 

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ebinmaine
39 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

gonna have to rough it.

Oh. 

Yeah....

They sit and be towed around and smile from ear to ear.

 

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SylvanLakeWH

Done with all but graphics!!!

 

Test run (Empty) went great!!!

 

Very happy with it.

 

On the look out for a train bell and a horn...neighbors should be thrilled...:hide:

 

Just need graphics and the nieces and nephews!!! Not necessarily in that order...

 

Went with built in seats instead of milk crates...can’t give up that many of my go to saw horses!

 

@AMC RULES and @pullstart please note the obligatory adult beverage in the photo op...

 

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ebinmaine
2 hours ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

neighbors should be thrilled

Well .....

They could always just move...........

 

Sooooppeerr nice job on that trailer.

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pullstart

Choo choo!  

 

I hear the train a comin’ it sounds a lot like Jim.  I bet he’s on a Wheel Horse, with some kids with their grins....

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953 nut
13 hours ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

On the look out for a train bell and a horn...neighbors should be thrilled...:hide:

 

:text-yeahthat:             This should make you the hit of the neighborhood!                  :text-coolphotos:61ubHca8wLL._AC_SL1000_.jpg

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pullstart

I’m not partaking in beverages right now, but here’s a :wh: clink for ya on the good work, Jim!  We got this glass from @HorseFixer at a meet and greet some years back and :hide: I might have forgotten about it.  It was found recently and Mrs. P had to remind me where it came from!  I recall us getting her a tea mug, but didn’t recall this etched big mug.

 

 

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