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    Re: Railroad Anvil Dreamland

    Kovalcheck is a scrapper that specializes in removing old RR material from lines no longer in use. Not sure they will cut you a length as they are looking to sell much of that material as 're-lay' rail, ties and related materials. Be worth a call to find out. But to those interested, remember rail is called out in its Weight Per 3 FEET of length so a 131 rail weights 131 lbs for a 3 foot hunk and unless you have the equipment to handle it not too likely you'll be buying full 'stick'.

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    Re: Railroad Anvil Dreamland

    Gotta be careful with frogs. Regular rail is fine, but some stuff has large amounts of manganese that you don't want to be grinding on.

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    Re: Railroad Anvil Dreamland

    Opportunity for a young man with a torch to sell anvil kits on ebay.

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    Re: Railroad Anvil Dreamland

    Got a foot section of rail from a switching yard I worked at over 42 years ago while still in high school. Chopped it off from a scrap rail with the supervisor's approval for my own use at home. I have beat on that thing mercilessly for many of those years and haven't even dented it I know of.

    I think they make pretty good "anvils", at least in my application.
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    Re: Railroad Anvil Dreamland

    Are you adding a 4" chunk to the skid on a receiver plugin?
    Or will you be putting it on the boom for height afjustment?

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    Re: Railroad Anvil Dreamland

    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil5 View Post
    Are you adding a 4" chunk to the skid on a receiver plugin?
    Or will you be putting it on the boom for height afjustment?
    No. All trucks have receiver hitches on them and that's always worked for me. I have a section of 2.5"X2.5"X.250" wall tube I'll probably insert into the bed side(s) of the Mack, along with the heavy "Vee" trough across the rear, but probably won't add anything like this to the skid itself. Not ruling it out as everything is not placed yet, and very well may if room allows.
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    Re: Railroad Anvil Dreamland

    I have a couple short chunks of that connector plate that comes in handy around the press... way safer than the cheap Chinese cast iron ones that come with the 20 ton presses. I also have a couple pieces of tractor drawbar the I do most of my pushing on. I already have 3 RR anvils and built a 4th for my son, so I don't know why I still drool a little over them, but I did just pick up another 4 footer that might end up being another upright anvil. I love the first one I built. For any newbies that aren't sure what we are talking about, here's the finished products on this thread...… https://weldingweb.com/showthread.ph...ad+track+anvil
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