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The Dapol Turntable is known as an 'Over Girder' design - in contrast to the Peco T/T which is a 'Pit' type.

There was one at Welshpool - and there are quite a few photos of it on the Web.


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PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov 2013 20:22 pm 
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Ooops - by 1965 this had been replaced by a pit T/T

Search for Swanage or Minehead for preserved examples in existence.


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PostPosted: Wed 04 Dec 2013 14:42 pm 
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I've just got hold of this in a Type 2 box with locate & cement instructions :P The opening blurb states :arrow:
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The turntable represented by this model is based on the vacuum operated turntables built by Cowans, Sheldon & Co. Ltd., Carlisle, and in operation at many of the motive power depots throughout British Railways.

So there we have it :geek:

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Sorry Ratch - the over girder type was only used by the GWR.

They were used in lengths up to 65ft diameter - with these big ones only being at strategic locations - like Ranelagh Bridge yard at Paddington, Kingswear etc. Aquick Google of 'Kingswear Turntable' throws up a few good images


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Sorry Ratch - the over girder type was only used by the GWR.

So is in blurb on the instructions incorrect :help:

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hi i have the turntable in question made by dapol what you need to do is fit a air tank to both sides so they could hook the train air pipes up to it so the turn table would move


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hootonpeter wrote:
Sorry Ratch - the over girder type was only used by the GWR.

So is in blurb on the instructions incorrect :help:


Yup - it is ! - the LNER, LMS, SR and later BR - all specified pit type turntables - like the PECO jobby.

Cowans Sheldon produced both types - whatever the customer wanted....


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I have stuck a length of track on the turntable and placed it in a pit on my layout:
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