Line Shaft Slip Joints (01/06/2020)
Well…it has been a while since I worked on WM6. Too many other things kept getting in the way. I’ve recently, however, fabricated the line shaft slip joints that connect the trucks together. I can only install the one between the tender truck and the middle truck since I don’t have the motor built yet. The outer slip shaft is 2 pieces of angle iron welded to form a hollow square. The inner shaft is 1″ square bar stock machined to have a round end to go into the universal joint. A similar round stub is welded into the end of the hollow tube so it will fit into the other universal joint.
Here are a few pictures.