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 Posted: Mon Jun 6th, 2011 11:57 am
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i have viewed a lot of funky stuff but woodie your hydralic car lift takes the prizes for GREATNESS.

I can see people conjuring up copies all over the world and calling it ...........a woodie

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 Posted: Mon Jun 6th, 2011 12:44 pm
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Thanks Mike-it's funky but does the job. It certainly adds to the operations.

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Woody,

When I first saw your turntable idea I was pretty sure the Talylln had a device like this that fitted under a rail-car to turn it round.
I have found a picture of the vehicle in a book called “North Wales Branch Line Album”. The picture shows the mercury tractor (TR no 7) pulling a train of empty wagons. The caption says:
The mercury tractor was of uncertain habits and went backwards like a tortoise and a centre jack for turning it round was installed underneath. The photograph was taken in near quarry siding in 1954.
I am sorry I don't have a scanner so I can't post the picture.

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Peter, do what I do without a scanner. I take a photo of the photo and then if needed, I run it through Photoshop and "clean" it up and then I can post it here. Much easier than messing with a scanner.

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Hi Woody,

I did as you suggested and took a photograph of the page in the book.
Sadly I don't think health and safety would approve of this scene today.



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Peter, they may not approve but we all certainly approve! What a great little critter, surely it would make a great model. Now, where's my junk boxes??

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Hi Woodie,

This was indeed Talyllyn No 7. A not very successful conversion of an old Mercury tractor to rail use - it only lasted about 4 years as such. The 'jack' was a portable jack placed beneath this thing when it required turning; not like a built in RV type levelling jack. Apparently it needed at least 2 men to ensure the correct balance whilst turning. I don't know where the jack was carried.

I have found another photo if you require it - intriguingly with a different wheel arrangement. My camera de-materialised from my suitcase during Carnival-Cunard's baggage handling operation  i.e. some bastard stole it & I don't have a scanner. I got Mrs Salada to photo the print for you with her Eyepad thingy but I can't move the photo she sent to my E mail inbox over to my desk-top. If you need a photo of No 7 then PM me & please wait till I've got a new camera.


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Top shot Peter !

That lil' truck would look C O O L takin' a 'spin' down Moggy way.

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Si.

P.S. sorry to hear about your camera Michael...

...Mrs Salada sounds very modern & up to date...

...Eyepad thingy-bob; not steam powered/punk !



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