Turntable touches down on the pit rails!
Click on each picture for a closer look!
In the news item below, we noted that the turntable move bgan at 9:07 a.m and included a video of this happening.
By 11:47 a.m. today, the turntable had been moved into place and the center bearing had been bolted into place without having to force any of the bolts, a tribute to the great engineering skills of Western Mechanical. The turntable was now fully supported by it's own wheels and the center bearing for the first time in many years.
In the picture at the above left, Western Mechanical's adjustment yesterday afternoon of the lifting system on the North gantry to use a two beam system instead of the one beam system is clearly evident. It handily righted the tilt of that end of the turntable allowing for a smooth install.
by Russ Milland, TRHA