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scott b wrote:My question is, Why is there a big chunk of the support beam missing
There does seem to be room on both sides Paul, so they could off load to the left of the picture bring the batteries on from the right move the loco pass the spent batteries back from the left over the tracks to the charger. But I still would be concerned if a major support were missing especially if I where picking up heavy batteries with an overhead hoist
I guess the WCC probably had several battery chargers and possibly additional B&T or the one shown ran well to the left so batteries were lined up one behind the other. The locos could be run short distances when a battery was removed using a long slave cable from the charger - Is that it rolled up on the wall to the right?
My query just how did they play the 'shell game' swapping two flat batteries on the loco for two charged batteries sitting on stands. Note the batteries could not be rolled on and off like some setups, they had to be lifted in and out as they sat down inside a low fame on the locos. The only way I can figure it is that they had a least three battery stands or am I missing something very obvious?????
DCRfan wrote:Or a man leaning inside the top with high intensity white LED flashing in the bottom - he must have shorted +ve and -ve Been there done that with an Army radio fitted Land Rover with 6 batteries wired in series and parallel, and a spanner in the wrong place = instant welding and a big bang. Did I ever s**t myself
DCRfan wrote:Exhibited Mt Albert at Anything Vintage Festival today. Unfortunaetly its going to be one of those exhibitions to forget.
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