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Acquiring a scissors lift for the miniature railway!

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This week TRHA acquired a platform scissor lift for use in the miniature railway depot building. In photo #1 we see (me!) unloading it from a delivery truck. Photos #2 and #3 show it being placed inside the depot door onto cribbing while Arno positions a toe jack in preparation for lowering it to the floor. Photos #4 and #5 show Arno, Alan and Mike as we carefully lower the lift to floor level one block at a time. In photo #6, we find the scissor lift in action raised almost to the roof to test it.
When this installation is complete the new machinery will allow miniature steam locomotives and cars to be easily and safely loaded in and out onto road transport to allow visitors in and our equipment out to visit other railways.
Posting by Michael Guy; Photos by Lionel "Trains" Levitt

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