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    Default Railway Line for Anvil

    If anyone is interested I've been sourcing anvils and have looked a fair bit at Rail track as a use, I found that its hard to get especially here in Queensland (Sunshine Coast), for info I found a guy very helpful in Victoria details are
    EMRAILS http://www.emrails.com.au/enquiries.php
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    1257 / 1259 Ferntree Gully Road
    SCORESBY, 3179, VICTORIA
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    Private Bag 3, Ferntree Gully
    VICTORIA, 3156, AUSTRALIA Toll free: 1800 804 276
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    Has some smaller pieces suitable and also heavy gauge

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    Wow, 150k a meter!

    You can certainly make a decent size anvil with 500 /700mm of that sort of rail
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    When I was a trainee techo in 1968, our blacksmith shop cut me a 350mm piece of unused rail track on a metal bandsaw. Dont know how they got the track, as this was an aviation engineering organisation.

    The 90 deg smooth corner of the bandsaw cut is good for some "operations".
    I have three 1 1/4 holes in my piece, being the extreme end piece of a track when it is fishplate joined to the next track.
    The non-cut end of my piece has a small bevel down on the rolling surface, as if to facilitate better mating of the rolling surface of one track to the next, and so as to reduce the "clackity clack" noise, I suppose?

    I have used this as a small anvil for many years and can recommend it, as the steel is very tough but not brittle.

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    I have a 1m long piece of 'work hardened' rail track. Weighs 52 kg. I am moving house soon and don't want to take it with me. Too much stuff to move as it is.
    Free to a good home if anyone wants to pick it up from the Hunter Valley in NSW. I don't have anything to cut it either.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
    https://autoblastgates.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCArcher View Post
    I have a 1m long piece of 'work hardened' rail track. Weighs 52 kg. I am moving house soon and don't want to take it with me. Too much stuff to move as it is.
    Free to a good home if anyone wants to pick it up from the Hunter Valley in NSW. I don't have anything to cut it either.
    let me check on the freight Cost, what are the dimensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCArcher View Post
    I have a 1m long piece of 'work hardened' rail track. Weighs 52 kg. I am moving house soon and don't want to take it with me. Too much stuff to move as it is.
    Free to a good home if anyone wants to pick it up from the Hunter Valley in NSW. I don't have anything to cut it either.
    Whats the Post Code?

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    I know where there is a heap of used rail sitting on the side of the tracks waiting for someone to bring a battery angle grinder or portable torch to cut into take home pieces in VIC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSEL74 View Post
    I know where there is a heap of used rail sitting on the side of the tracks waiting for someone to bring a battery angle grinder or portable torch to cut into take home pieces in VIC.

    about 2 ks from here theres miles of it too LOL to old these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveylad View Post
    let me check on the freight Cost, what are the dimensions
    roughly 150 x 150 x 1100

    Quote Originally Posted by daveylad View Post
    Whats the Post Code?
    2330
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
    https://autoblastgates.com.au

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    I have a piece of rail kicking around but it is the ordinary size and must say not very useful for anything that requires more than a small hammer to forge.
    Having said that, THIS little monster would make a really good anvil
    Check this out
    http://www.emrails.com.au/images/products/A150.pdf

    Machine the top flat, cut a horn on each side, grind one round .... uhuu, a lot of work but would look nice and sound good for sure!
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    Default Gave up on rail Track

    After getting fed up of waiting for responses from suppliers on the rail track I settled for a couple of forklift forks then had them cut to size at a local engineering shop to save my grinder, heres a couple of shots I now have to get some timber to mount them.1-2014-10-22 17.47.54.jpg1-2014-10-22 17.47.21.jpg1-2014-10-22 17.47.40.jpg

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    I spotted some rail track for sale somewhere recently in SE Queensland. Its killing me now cause I cant remember where. I am pretty sure it was at a market, so probably caboolture markets.

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    I've heard Caboolture markets are good for tools, have to get up early and try them out, thanks for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveylad View Post
    After getting fed up of waiting for responses from suppliers on the rail track I settled for a couple of forklift forks then had them cut to size at a local engineering shop to save my grinder, heres a couple of shots I now have to get some timber to mount them.1-2014-10-22 17.47.54.jpg1-2014-10-22 17.47.21.jpg1-2014-10-22 17.47.40.jpg
    Good stuff!
    Now you have to make a forge !
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    I got good heavy bit about 800 long at the scrap metal merchant, can't remember the price but it was very cheap 'cos they just sell it buy weight, not worth.
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