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 Posted: Tue Aug 4th, 2020 04:13 am
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Just found this picture:





Can't read the faded name on the cab.

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That would nicely in my garage.  :brill:




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Ahhh...  what a beauty! 

My guess this photo was taken somewhere in the Alps... 
Switzerland, Bavaria, maybe Austria... 

The pantograph, the spoked wheels, the mountain in the background,
would all lead in this direction. 

Especially Switzerland has a tradition of small "Traktors",
for moving freight cars on industrial spurs.

Will ask my friends here. 




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Cool stuff.

My kind of modeling project!


Might not actually get one built,

but am saving that image in my G scale project ideas folder.




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Have found a picture of a loco that somehow reminds me of this thing...

Maybe built at the same shop?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/ILA-Foto-10x15cm-Schweden-GS-2-Goteborg-21-7-66/154412101472





Seems to have the same type pantograph + spoked wheels.




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This is a Swiss switcher (Rangiertraktor) one could find 1978 in Vevey.

It was built in 1921 for Nestle.


Addendum:

Here's a big photo.

Did you notice the different wheelsets front and aft?

Here's a full set of pictures including a very interesting turntable device for it




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On that link I posted, is a correction for the build date :

The loco was built in 1916 by SWS Schlieren (a machinery firm),
with electrics by BBC exactly for the purpose.


It features a capstan drive,
to move cars on tracks perpendicular to the loco.

As originally a 90° wagon turntable was installed,
for a track leading into the building.




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Helmut wrote: 
Here's a full set of pictures including a very interesting turntable device for it


Still wonder about the turntable... 

Not clear if this is an Armstrong type,
or if the cars were maybe turned by the tractor by means of the winch? 

Can't believe that this works ok,
with one axle on the turntable and one on the (independent) trolley.




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Can't believe that this works ok,

with one axle on the turntable and one on the (independent) trolley.


I believe the little cart was used just to jump over the tracks.

There is enough space behind the boxcar to put all wheels on the turntable.


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The turntable the capstan was used for
has long since been put out of service.

The tractor is standing on its remains.

Note the switch tongues on it.


The trolley next to the other turntable was mainly used
to accommodate the longer wagons of the '70s
by placing one axle there.

You can see it on a photo, too.


Last edited on Wed Apr 21st, 2021 02:32 pm by Helmut



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