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Bot.exe

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It was the mag I was using would hardly scratch it. Also had a piece of steel just last week used it to make a bracket and couldn’t drill it reckon it was hardened.
What sort of bit had you in it? If you have deep enough pockets you'll get the right bit to drill it
 

Agri Power

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Many years ago there was a shed put up here with them. When they were digging the holes for the rails they met rock and weren’t able to go deep enough. As a result some of them had to be cut and they cut them with a hacksaw.
Thats a nice job to get to do..
 

mfield

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I’ve drilled them with the magdrill. Still sheds being put up a using them, as mentioned the reason they are meant to be used is they snap rather than bending

Drill them from time to time here. Harder than mild steel and you can find a really hard spot if you're unlucky. The trick is to give it the drill hard in short bursts. If you try to romance it gently the steel will only heat harden. Also, even on a flat back, clamp on a thick new flat piece because adhesion will beat you before anything else.

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Green Grass

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Lads do be mad for them to hang a gate ,remember paying 15 to20 pounds for 6 foot lengths for gates about 25 years ago .You would probably get E50 no bother with an ad on dd you biggest bother would be haing enough of them to sell .I have a couple off poles of a shed and was thinking of choping them for gate pillars would the Lidl plasma cutter cut them??
 
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Cork

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You know what they say about one man's scrap.............. I know lads who would build a spaceship out of that........
Ah I’m sick of looking at it and other stuff around the place. Time for a clear out.
 
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Cork

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What's your Eircode ? Be there with after dinner tomorrow, with a trailer and a bundle of 50s 😆
No problem. If anyone wants them at €50 a pop. I’m in east cork. Scrap lorry expected to come next week.
 

Agri Power

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No problem. If anyone wants them at €50 a pop. I’m in east cork. Scrap lorry expected to come next week.
They won't go to waste anyway, they'll separate them at the yard and sell them on again,
You better be there when they come to collect or else hide the fendt for peace of mind........
 

MF30

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The local steelworks sell 7 ft lengths of 8x4 girder made up from offcuts welded up for €25 each specifically for gateposts.
The travellers ordered 4 skips from the metal scrapyard to be delivered to a location and they said they’d fill them over a few weeks and get them collected one each week. The feckers cut up three of the skips and loaded the first skip with the bits and then topped it up with their own scrap. Got paid for it too, you couldn’t make it up.
 

agreid

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There is a round roof shed at home built in the mid 60s, The trusses are rail line ,we think they came from Nenagh station but they were brought to somewhere in Limerick to be curved. There are other lengths of rail line which we think came from the closed Roscrea Birr line , these have an unusual n shape
 

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jf 850

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There is a round roof shed at home built in the mid 60s, The trusses are rail line ,we think they came from Nenagh station but they were brought to somewhere in Limerick to be curved. There are other lengths of rail line which we think came from the closed Roscrea Birr line , these have an unusual n shape

That was quite a feat of engineering. God help whoever had the job of erecting those trusses .

While rooting through the scrap pile , I came across a piece about 18 inches long of the shape as the bottom picture you posted . I didnt know what it was.
When I was a chap , there was a timber pump stick in a neighbours yard . There was a similar piece of iron used as the pivot plate for the handle . The handle went in through a cut out in what would have been the face that the train ran on. There was a pin across, as a pivot.
If any one can understand that .
 
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