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The only outstanding requirement for the wheelchair coach is to paint the wooden sides of the coach. Once this has been completed we will invite disabled groups to come and try out the facility. This is still outstanding and due to the oncoming winter months will have to wait now until spring when it will become a priority.
Wheelchair Coach with one side in loading position other in upright position.
Photograph shows the bottom section of the turntable under construction.A further photograph can be found in the album.Click here to go to the album.
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The foundation for the turntable, including the perimeter wall, is complete. Construction of the turntable is well advanced with both top and bottom sections, together with the scissor arms virtually complete. A trial assembly has been successfully carried out. The running track has been installed in the turntable pit, together with the central bearing housing. Painting of the steelwork has commenced and the next job will be sorting out the hydraulics.
Turntable & Ground Level Steaming Bays.
The final draft of the bogie design was completed towards the end of February. Each of the two bogies will have its own hydraulic motor. All three axles on each bogey will be driven; two directly from the motor via a double sprocket on its output shaft and one indirectly from the centre axle. We are confident that this arrangement minimises the chance of "slack" chain coming into contact with anything in the vicinity of the railhead. The buffers will be located on the bogies not on the loco main frame.Construction of the bogies has commenced using bright angle as welding may cause distortion. Various plates for the bogies have been laser cut. Various sprockets, bearings, seals and other items have been purchased. We have the wheels and axle steel, the axles themselves are in the process of being machined. The body shape has still to be agreed.
Diesel Hydraulic Co-Co Locomotive.
Photograph shows the foundation for the turntable including the perimeter walls
Rotherham & District Model Engineers Society.
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Rotherham and District Model Engineers Society.
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