We perform a wide variety of fabrication jobs here at Blue Steel. The only regret I have about this one is that we did not document it very well and take a lot more photos.
An old crusty locomotive bell was given to us to restore and mount. There was no desire for it to ring as it would only be sitting atop a granite monument with the bronze plaques with the names of workers at this facility. In addition, the clapper was missing so we would have to fashion one from metal. We had 2 specific goals, it needed to be shiny and it needed to be secure. These old brass bells are a hot item to sell online!
After a trip to the polisher, it received a clear coat to prevent it from tarnishing. We built a powder coated steel cradle that would bolt through the metal frame of the monument. Under the bell-shaped finial is a locking pin that secured the bell to the frame. As you can tell from the photos I kept the bell at my home until we delivered it. Something this shiny draws a lot of attention.
We are always looking for better ways to keep workers safe. As new products are developed I’m always sketching and drawing concepts on my tablets at home for future reference. Recently I came home to a new concept from my 5-year-old Granddaughter for a Blue Flag. As you can tell she is very loving and thought hearts would make a good addition to SAFETY FIRST!! I agree, after all, it’s all about making sure we all go home safe to our family every day. I hope we all teach them while they are young to work safely.
This Stainless Steel pull handle is truly an Emergency Pull handle since if your black or grey tank is full, and the Plastic Pull Handle Breaks, you have and emergency on your hands.
The hook end is fashioned to hook on the existing stop nut on the metal shaft that is still present when the plastic T Handle has broken off. We have made these for the Locomotive Service Crews for years. It’s also a great item to keep in your RV for the “just in case” day comes when you’re traveling and the handle breaks.
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Challenge, new icebox has a tiny slot for refilling ice with a 5 Gallon Bucket. The result was ice on the floor resulting in a slip fall obstacle for the crew. The other challenge was bags of ice pushed in the slot and not emptied into the bin resulting in a clogged drain and then water on the floor. Either way these easy to use chutes make refilling easy.
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One of our shops needed custom floor plates and barriers for a new equipment installation. With heavy equipment traffic in this area we needed to use some 3/4″ Steel Floor plate. With exposed plumbing it was necessary to build heavy plate protectors to avoid damage from passing forklifts or other heavy machinery.
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Here are some concept to finished products shipping photos. This is an elevated rail work platform for safe and easy access to the locomotive running board. It increases access options to the locomotives on tracks without fixed ramps.