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Safety chains

workwright

Joined: 10-12-17

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Posted: Mon 4th Jun 2018, 7:05pm
Safety chains

Hi, what is the best size of safety chain to fit? Does anybody produce suitable hooks for the chain ends? What would be the advisable thread on the buffer beam eyebolts? The expected train will be in the range 1 - 2 ton load.( when being used for public use) Thanks fir any advice.
 

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MartynRedfearn

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Posted: Tue 5th Jun 2018, 8:54am

On my narrow gauge locos I used 10mm threaded eyebolt and a chain suitable for normal coupling hooks with a D shackle to connect. I know on some of the standard gauge locos they have used a cable.
 

workwright

Joined: 10-12-17

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Posted: Wed 6th Jun 2018, 12:43pm

Hi, thanks for your reply I have ordered some. 1/4" chain should be fine with the matching shackles.
 
 
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