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    Default Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    Enquiring minds wanna know! :)

    Don

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    Default RE: Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    What ? Trainz ?

    ##### yeah..working turntable..Even going to be a sidways shifting table soon (Dunno what the point is in shifting a train sideways but there still gonna do it :}

    http://users.cyberone.com.au/brucek/...roundhouse.htm

    Theres some screen shots there...

    Enjoy !

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    Default RE: Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Nov-25-01 AT 06:01PM (EST)[/font][p]Quote:-Dunno what the point is in shifting a train sideways but there still gonna do it.

    The idea of traverser is that it takes less room than multiple sets of sidings and points in a yard whose size is constrained for whatever reason.

    It's therefore a simple matter to transfer a unit from Road A to Road H just by running it onto the traverser at the end of A and rolling the platform across to H.

    You'll also see traversers used in workshop yards and maintenance facilities where an item of rolling stock comes out of the assembly shop and needs to be transferred across and up to the road leading to the paint shop, for example.

    A most useful device and one that will be an excellent addition to Trainz via the "Yardmaster" module.

    Bruce




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    Default RE: Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    The old London County Council (LCC) tramways, later London Transport, had traversers on all their depots. It's ideal for serving 20 or 30 roads in quite a restricted space.

    Cheers,
    Henry.

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    Default RE: Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    Transfer tables were employed quite a bit throughout Europe. I belive some modern diesel shops here in the US employ them as well.

    Don

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    Default RE: Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    Never said it wouldnt be usefull or handy.. Just that ive never heard of them before let alone seen one (Any picture links ?)

    Thanks for adding to my explanation :}

    Catchya's

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    Default RE: Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Nov-26-01 AT 06:34AM (EST)[/font][p]Hi Boweavel,

    Below the picture of a typical London County Council (LCC) tram depot, with its traverser:


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    In front you see the traverser pit, where the traverser goes along to reach the different roads. There is a tram on the traverser and the man next to it, drives the traverser itself.

    The whole contraption works like a bridge on wheels.

    Hope this helps. (I've learned how to upload and display a picture on this forum.)

    Cheers,
    Henry.

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    Default RE: Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    Hope that this displays my picture:

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    Cheers,
    Henry.

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    Default RE: Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    Agh i c.. Thanks..

    Looks like its actually more usefull than a turntable..ie: covers more tracks :-)

    Thanks

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    Default RE: Will this thing have a working tunrtable?

    That's right. All you need is one feeder track and you can have literally hundereds of tracks served by the traverser.
    The only disadvantage is the time it takes to move cars over the traverser. In the morning, when lots of cars have to move out, it must take quite a time to get them on the road.

    Cheers,
    Henry.

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