This was located this afternoon in the car park at Norchard on the Dean Forest Railway. It was parked between volunteers cars in a line of vehicles and therefore I suspect may be used as a run around by it's new owner.
I completely understand your points about mixing parts up and the problems it could cause with listing/reporting on the site!
It will be interesting to see if these trolleys get assigned EVN numbers; and if the same number is carried by all parts of the machine (similar-ish to the three-part Permaquip trailers?). That'll make things a bit easier listing-wise if so! (It won't 100% gaurantee avoidance of part mix ups though!)
So, for now I think I'm going to not list any more of these, until they start carrying EVN numbers.
(All this also makes me wonder what other numbers we've missed on the 3 already listed on the website)
There was 1 of these units at The Shettleston Small Tools Day Yesterday.
What I am led to believe is that these units are designed to be for quick and simple access.
They can be delivered in a VAN to an AP & assembled very quickly
There are very few components i.e. as Follows
2 ends:- 1 Has the motorised Wheels
It also takes the "Hang on" Power Unit
no 2 has the holders for the Gas Bottles
There are 4 no Aluminium Longitudinal Sections These Are connect to the 2 outer ends by 2 screws at each end so only 8 screws completes the assembly apart from hanging the power unit onto the end & connecting electrical connections.
So very transportable and easy to assemble.
Problem is Numbering Wise:-
Each section Had labels attached, including the longitudinal aluminium sections. These had a Model No. PPT-1 & Serial no
Noted as 276, 277 & 278
This would mean at Least 7 numbers
It would look like the Main number to note would be the PPT No.
This Numbering system could cause a major problem to the site in the future if some of these components get swapped about, say in the back of a van and not put in the correct stack after a cold December night shift
You maybe Get
EG:- PPT-7 on 1 Longitudinal insert but the rest could be PPT-4 (Say)
Word is that NR Scotland are looking at 20 of these.
I Would say as units these would be very useful to the Rail Industry but for us on OTP could become a nightmare unit wise
So it transpires these actually carry two serial number plates on each vehicle. One on the base and one on the upper motor part. Quite why is another matter but a bit of a headache for how we list them here. I presume they would never be separated. Anyone know how many have been made or ordered?
Looking at various photos I think it looks like M21VAC (tank) also has 979037 7 on at least one side... M21JET (box) definitely also carries 979037 7. Hopefully they don't both have 979036 and 979037 on different sides!
M21JET carried 979037 at Rail Live but the other had neither road plates or RIV at that time.