Choo Choo Charlie posted:
If you meant how were real TT rotated, the small ones were often pushed by men by hand with the engine and coal tender balanced as to weight distribution. Bigger ones had small gasoline motors or electric motors through a gear box to rotate the TT.
I hope this helped rather than confused you.
Yes, smaller turntables were powered by workers shoving the turntable themselves, hence the term "Armstrong" turnable.