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 Post subject: Turntable Provenance...
PostPosted: Sat 28 Apr 2012 21:28 pm 
Ayup All...

Does anyone know the provenance of the Airfix Railway Turntable please ?

Like What Make/Type it is/was and whether it should be mounted over a pit or not, or whether it's even, erm, Imaginary...

I've been looking at pictures of different types for over two hours and haven't even seen the Airfix one... And I feel I may have harmed myself. so I need to know... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2012 04:42 am 
Ayup....

I'm. going for made up then...


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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2012 10:51 am 
Ayup Don...

The curse of the Airfix Prototype strikes again, eh ?

Thanks My Friend. I shall google that. I wonder if they had one at Stafford Road works at Wolverhampton ? there were Two Turntables there I believe)


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Stu, when you say provenance, do you mean where the tooling originated or whether the design was based on a real life turntable  :scratch:

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Some links  :arrow:
http://images.google.com/imgres?q=railw ... 1,s:0,i:93
http://images.google.com/imgres?q=railw ... s:12,i:118
http://images.google.com/imgres?q=railw ... s:52,i:191
http://images.google.com/imgres?q=railw ... s:112,i:78
http://images.google.com/imgres?q=railw ... :172,i:189
http://images.google.com/imgres?q=railw ... s:212,i:76

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2012 13:38 pm 
Ayup Boss...

I meant what the model was acually based on. Sorry for not being clear... Thanks for the Pics. that restored GWR one is nearest, innit ?

I think Airfix have a one or two models based on prototypes here and there don't they ?


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I'm sure they must've based it on a real one  :geek:

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2012 14:34 pm 
Ayup Boss...

I'm sure they did, but which one ? Shirley there's a Picture somewhere ? The first coupla pics you pointed me to are so so close to the actual Model it's untrue, but not quite.

It's no biggy though. I know I may sound like I'm suffering from some kind of AMS, but it's just my natural Inquisitiveness jumping to the fore. Call it AMS of the Mind instead...  :D


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Given the number of turntables on the British rail network (pre 1960), it'd be like searching for a needle in a haystack  :fear:
Northampton shed didn't have one, but Blisworth did. Euston had two (with roundhouses) at Primrose Hill. York has at least two. I'd imagine that all major terminals had at least one, and lots of smaller depots did too  :think:

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2012 16:44 pm 
Ayup Boss...

I hear you. But it Musta come from somewhere. No worries though. Case closed...


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I should think that the chap who did the drawings for the tooling in the late fifties knows which one its based on  :smt024

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2012 17:30 pm 
Ayup Boss...

But that info's well beyond reach by now I'd guess. It's not a Problem. I've seen these Airfix Turntables in dioramas online used 'Normal' way up and Inverted in pits, so it doesn't matter. I've got to make a base for it Anyhow.


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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012 17:19 pm 
Ayup...

Something else I was thinking about this Turntable is, is that there's no Inbuilt track in the Deck for the train to sit on. Now I've laid a length of track on it, and, to my Untrained eye, it looks unnaturally High. That's obvuiously down to having Sleepers under the rails, instead of just rails being bolted to the Deck. I take it I can get 'Just' Rails for this ?


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Hi Feanor

It might be worth having a look at the PECO turntable (OO or N for this)

On those the rails slide into sub-deck grooves and mouldings (that's your hight issue sorted) to simulate the 'flush deck arrangement of many turntables, (even in the days of steam a trip hazard was seen as such :shock: ) and allow the, in the model context, to be energised from a slip ring arrangement.

If you want a photo , shout and I'll post one up

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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012 17:52 pm 
Ayup Fireboot...

Thanks for the Info. I see the Turntable On Google Images, but as I'm not a TRUE Railhead, I'm not going to go the whole Hog as it were, and buy one. What I probably need to do is get some 'Cut-Down' rails and Superglue them on the Deck. Sound Like an Idea ?


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Certainly does, PM on way

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And of course you can always 'fake it up' by decking beside and between the rails....its only more work :D

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I have not been on here for a while due to work, but just noticed this post.

I am a member on a couple of Model railway forums and the Airfix/Dapol turntable has been researched and discussed a lot.

The end result was that it is based on a GWR design but the actual model is not a very good copy of the actual prototype making it difficult to ascertain which actual one it was based on.


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep 2012 16:42 pm 
Ayup Campaman...

Thankyouverymuch for that. is there any more Info you can enlighten us with Please ?


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I will see if I can find the original thread and see what I can find.

From what I remember the one that is currently at Minehead on the West Somerset railway is about the very similar.


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