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 Post subject: "Book Train" At New York Public Library
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:14 am 

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That's what the news people are calling the materials handling system at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

https://www.nypl.org/press/press-releas ... t-conveyor

The term "book train" is certainly understandable, if a bit humorous; switching is apparently by means of transfer tables, including some that are vertical:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw1-M8BS4BM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSYHqDrGjg8

It certainly is an interesting system, even if it did cost $2.6 million.


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 Post subject: Re: "Book Train" At New York Public Library
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:51 pm 

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Let's hope it works better than the Denver Luggage Handling system. I can't figure out why they were never able to make that one work, but from what I understand they've completely given up on it, and possibly even removed it?


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 Post subject: Re: "Book Train" At New York Public Library
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:15 am 

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Wow 2.6 mil for a glorified G scale layout with DCC??

Wonder who gets to clean the track when it gets dirty

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