One of our Train guys is moving to Oregon. So he asked if we could build one similar like ours, but larger.
So this is what we started with. Got a Harbor frt. Garden utility wagon. Re build it by widen and make it longer to fit a box we need to build.
Checked the limit wt. the tires could work with and it can go to 400 lbs with no problem.
We had to re-build the steering though. Wagon had a crappie steering sys.
This is the box we build so far to bolt on to the frame.
We build a auto top lid bar to hold it open by just raising the top up on either end of the cart… " Its spring loaded." Being the top is so wide, it is just to hard to open it up for us short guys. lol. The bar raises and locks in place. There is a small 1/8" copper tubing going under the top box with a control wire to pull that will to reset the safety bar.
We also put safety lid chains on just in case he wants to open it up all the way.
Showing is the fist shelf.
By making is light as possible, we used door skins and 1" x 2"s. frame. Fir. should be ok. We tried Oak but it keep splitting?
Found out by gluing the struts for the roll stock, its is very solid. Also, the truck bogie ride on the struts. That way the wheel do not touching the bottom of the shelves and keep them from rolling around.
This is where we are at today… Add more later on as we get more done.