Mike Jay wrote:I like this idea too. I wonder how often he reconfigures it. I don't think the mono rail aspect of it is that much of a hindrance (vs a double rail). If the double rail was well spaced out, it would help with balance but if the rails are only 8" apart it would still be tippy and require careful operation.
My initial thought was to wonder if you could build it with EMT conduit. Use wooden or metal dowels to connect the conduit. Maybe use 2x4 sleepers as Travis suggests. Possibly do shallow dado grooves in the 2x4's and then screw up into the conduit with long sheet metal screws to attach it. That was just my initial thought, need to think about it more.
I move firewood around a lot and there are other tasks that could use that technology. Wonderful fabrication techniques that gentleman used. I loved the interlocking end joint and the switch over contraption.
Chris Kott wrote:This is pretty cool, but I don't really see how a mini track setup, monorail or whatever gauge conventional track, metal, wood, conduit, or cement, is really practical on this scale.
How is this easier or cheaper than building a two-wheel barrow on a center axle, in the asian style?
Jerry Ward wrote:I remember touring the Woodford Distillery many years ago and they had what they called "barrel runs"
chris shilling wrote:Both my monorails are operated by women who find them easier to use than a wheelbarrow. Ballancing is not a problem,even someone with one arm could operate it. At the first site she regularly alters the track layout to suit job in hand.