[Ansteorra] ISO an anvil

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sat Aug 14 23:02:38 PDT 2010

I've wanted to get a small piece of railroad rail for some time to use as an anvil. However, a piece over the foot or so that I need would be rather heavy to get home, but if I did, how could I cut it to size?  How would I do so if the piece they showed me was four or five feet long and I needed to cut it onsite before I could even transport it home? 

Something tells me that a hand hacksaw wouldn't work too well, or even a power hacksaw.  I don't have an oxy-acetaline torch rig that I could use as a cutting torch, nor have I ever used one. What would work? Those aren't exactly cast iron.

I currently have one of the 25 pound Harbor Freight anvils, several ten pound anvils and a small section of miniature gauge railroad track. I've seen larger anvils for sale at Pennsic, but I fly to Pennsic so shipping one of them home didn't seem a good option.

On Aug 14, 2010, at 2:20 AM, WESLEY SIMPSON wrote:

> I found my railroad anvil by contacting a switching yard and asking around, and 
> they told me when to get one, ( whenever they replace a section of track, there 
> is some cutting or rails and small pieces of rail are discarded) so I suggest 
> contacting your local switching area or yard.
> Vaclav Slovaczek

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