Monday, 20 August 2012

river contractors train

With some further improvements to the design of the new fixed couplings on the WZLR a set has been fabricated for the Piling Winch Truck. This piece of kit cam from the Water Board and was possibly built by them. It is based around a Hudson truck with the axle boxes spread apart to give a longer wheel base. The Ransomes Piling Winch that is attached to the top would have connected to the pile block via a rope running over a portable tripod with pully. The whole arrangement would have been moved along the bank on jubilee type rails to aid the repair of river banks.

Here we are running it with the new drop side wagon and the Simplex Locomotive. Now the couplings are sorted we hope to get a fuel tank sorted for it and run it on as many open days as possible.

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