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 Posted: Mon Dec 16th, 2013 05:47 pm
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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.

Peter M



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