Donal Harris Posted April 11, 2021 Share Posted April 11, 2021 I am thinking I might use a couple of fish plates, bits of 4x4, and a 1/2” piece of scrap with a whole in it to make a portable hole. I am not all that great at drawing, but will try to post something later which shows what I am thinking. Basically, secure two fish plates back to back lengthwise. Drill holes in the corners of one end and tap them to accept bolts. The bolts will hold the plate with the hole in it. Around the entire thing, I will strap 4x4’s so it will stand upright. What about the rail anchors? I have seen the top one and the one below that, but the third one I have never seen. How would one hammer it out into a bar? Straighten it and then cut along the red line I drew? That would give two separate flat bars. I did not steel these from the railroad. I got them for free from a small scrap yard. How do you weld two fishplates together? Pre-heat them and weld them as you would a carbon steel? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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