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Galion Tandem Roller Under Construction

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nice work on the rollers ! looking forward to your progress

enjoy your vacation!

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Now that's cool

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Looking pretty nice, Tom!  After that is finished you will need to do a paving machine and display them on a new section of asphalt!:D

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Sure! But since it takes me about forever to finish something, there will probably be a replacement for asphalt by then! LOL! Getting back to it now after our trip to Europe. Have lots to do!

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Got back to the bench for a bit..............got the front drum yoke made up. Was looking for some heavy stock to make it up from, and found a couple old M16 rifle cleaning tooth brushes and a regular toothbrush just perfect for the job. Then I turned a groove on the front drum to separate them into two drums. The chassis had a couple stiffeners and structural parts installed. I am setting this aside for a bit until an operators manual arrives for this roller, to show me some more details. But, since the roller can't get from job to job by herself, the old White and lowboy have to be up to the job. And those old beavertail lowboys with ramps are pretty steep. So, in order to give the roller an assist to get aboard, I made up a pony powered winch on a skid to install on the neck of the lowboy. This will get the roller aboard as well as help lift up the hinged ramps. Made a 2 cylinder flathead engine, winch drive, and frame out of Evergreen strips and parts box goodies. Looks the part to me! Still have to wire and plumb it, but it fits like a glove, and looks vintage like the rest!IMG_3890_zpsnbbhjxag.jpgIMG_3893_zpsg2xd0srx.jpgIMG_3891_zpssgeryqac.jpgIMG_3892_zpsq7rhd9cx.jpgIMG_3894_zps6d8zstlf.jpgIMG_3898_zpsnuht5aoh.jpgIMG_3900_zpsri9yuuf2.jpgIMG_3902_zpsd9jqtqnq.jpgIMG_3904_zpsn2mkmgsp.jpgIMG_3905_zpslwjyvdgc.jpgIMG_3906_zpsa4tgzitp.jpgIMG_3907_zpsdx0zcwqc.jpgIMG_3908_zpsyp4qyhke.jpgIMG_3909_zpsgy6kz1vd.jpgIMG_3910_zpswmsgzrnz.jpg

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IMG_3913_zpsyztgxlcs.jpgHere is a mockup of the lowboy with the pony winch in place and the mocked up roller.

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That's quite a winch driver!

Maybe I should go to Paris to get me moving this fast.

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Very Nice!! I really like that winch!! Great Work!!

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Tom nice touch with the winch it's your little details that make your builds look real. Great work and glad to see you working on this one again. 

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   Tom,

         great work on this one thus far. This project is bringing back old memories of my early days running heavy iron.

 

 

Be Well

  Gator

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Such a cool out of the ordinary project.

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Such a cool out of the ordinary project.

Thanks to all for the great comments................it will eventually be done!  And it's out of the ordinary because I am out of the ordinary!  LOL!

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Welcome back - hope you had a great trip.

This is an awesome build.  Glad you're back so we can continue to follow it...

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Welcome back - hope you had a great trip.

This is an awesome build.  Glad you're back so we can continue to follow it...

Thanks, had a GREAT trip................London, Paris, Normandy............absolutely incredible!

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Thanks, had a GREAT trip................London, Paris, Normandy............absolutely incredible!

Did you go through the Tunnel between London and Paris? ... I wonder where they go from right to left hand drive? :lol:  Many, many years ago we just dropped the VW in Calais and took the ferry, rather than try driving on the wrong side of the road. ... it WAS a blast driving around Paris!

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Did you go through the Tunnel between London and Paris? ... I wonder where they go from right to left hand drive? :lol:  Many, many years ago we just dropped the VW in Calais and took the ferry, rather than try driving on the wrong side of the road. ... it WAS a blast driving around Paris!

Yeah, we took the tunnel, at 291 KPH.............about 185 MPH, (their top speed is 331 KPH),.....................smoother than any wheeled vehicle I have EVER ridden in. I didn't drive in Paris, but we took another train to Caen, and rented a car there to drive around Normandy. It was a trip of a lifetime! We climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe and watched the traffic for a bit. There are 12 separate roads that converge at the big roundabout around the Arc. One of our tour guides told us they tried to install traffic controls many times to manage the traffic but eventually gave up. It is an absolute hoot to watch 12 different fully overloaded roads spill their traffic into the same rotary with zero traffic controls at the same time. It is amazing, everyone trying to occupy the same spot at the same time!

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Thats awesome those roller s had red seal gas engine in them.

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Awesome work, so far, Man.....Just awesome work....

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lookin' great, amazing scratchwork.  :)

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Awesome work! I can't wait to see it done.

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I'm glad you enjoyed the trip. Top notch work on the winch!

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Absolutely awesome work Tom. That lowboy winch is impressive to say the least.

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Love it all. I had a Model A  engine given to me once which was set up on a winch frame much like yours. It had been used to pull float planes out of the water. Seeing yours brought back some memories.

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After searching for a while trying to find details of the gear drive system for these old girls, I finally found a manual that showed what I needed. So, after a trip to the LHS and finding some appropriate gears that are from RC trucks, this is what resulted.  I put a large drive gear on the compression drum.  Then made up a reduction gear with a spur that drives the drum. Then the primary drive spur gear was added. It took a bit of measure twice/ cut once to get it all to fit and actually work,  but it came out well and follows the prototype nicely. I made a gear cover that will attach to the hinged door that is in process.  The engine and drive transmission will now be finished and installed along with the brakes and all of the control linkages. 

The steering drum yoke was finished up as well by making the pivot and tilt yoke as can be seen. I made a working hydraulic cylinder for the steering that will be installed next.  Hydraulic, gas, and water tanks will be next along with all of the access doors and operators platform.  

The lowboy to haul the roller around has had hinged ramps added and the pony winch is also nearing completion, just needing the wiring for it and paint. One step at a time!

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I can't believe you made the front drum tilt!

It's all looking good with a huge step forward. :)

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