In the top right hand corner of Shropshire, something stirred...
First a voice said, 'Let there be a design for a 7 1/4" version of an old fashioned, very manual, moveable tongue point.' And lo, it was so.
Next the voice (wot was that of the Stockers of course) said, 'Now, how about a cool conversion of that lazy susan bearing.'
And that was so too.
Bottom beds in the ballast, drain hole, shallow sides keep ballast out, rim has holes for attaching rails in 8 positions. Turntable ring sits on 8 ribs clear of the bottom, deck drops onto ring. Deck and ring lift out for cleaning. Locking bar locates table in 8 positions. All parts laser cut with tabs and slots for quick assembly. 4mm bottom, deck and ring, 10mm ribs and rails.
'And while you're at it, how about a portable 'lay on' style turntable for use where ever it shall be required.'
And the magic once again occurred.
Will suit all rail types, as the locating lugs fit inside the rails. Wheel stop is adjustable to suit different wheelbases and help you to balance the wagon more easily.
It spoke again. 'Put these items into an improved design for the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway.'
And they went forth and did it.
--- all design work by Colin Edmondson ---
Lastly the voice said, 'I'm going to need help with making all this into reality in the last week in March 2014. Please...' And some came forward, but more would be nice.
Look out chaps, but I might be about to finally get somewhere.
If you fancy shovelling ballast (bring own shovel), you know when and where to be now, don't you?