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If you google Peabody Coal you will find the song and you will find the largest front shovel in the world. when they were done with it they buried it, yes they did not dismantle it
I'm excited to try it I remember Jim talking about something like this or maybe it was this either way I'm on board!!Well if all goes as planned we will have another display out at the show grounds this fall. This is just one more thing for the steam engines to belt up to and pull the engines on. . I dug in my parts department and found the pieces I need to build the jack shaft. You will see in this picture the shaft, pulley, bearing and the belt pulley that I will use to drive the pump.
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Then it was to start mocking up for the mounting beams.
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I found some iron that was left over from the cat v12 project.
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This is what I ended up with due to there being a odd dimension with and old bearing and a new style bearing for the height. Should work with the hardest pull being on the big old bearing.
The end of the shaft that has the splines on it will eventually be cut off.
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I was able to acquire some 5 inch discharge pipe from LTP well drilling that they graciously donated to the show. Now I need to get started on making a floating suction bell so we will be sucking off the top few inches of the pond, this way we will not suck up any of the stuff at the bottom of the pond.
I will need to get the concrete base dug and poured that the pump will set on also.