Soon the turntable will be operational ....
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It was a dark and stormy night - no wait, wrong fairy-tale. It was a wet and muddy day at the John St Roundhouse as work continued on the turntable restoration, roundhouse interior renovations and a little track-work off in the corner. The turntable has a number of final details under way, the air motor controls need adjusting and floodlighting wiring is being installed to name just two.
The motor air supply pipes are now connected complete with oil mist lubricators and governors to prevent motor overspeed. Today, both motors were run briefly on a temporary air feed to the turntable centre to prove the pipe layout and connections.
By Michael Guy, TRHA