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> Heljan Traverser - Finally here and looking good
Doug
post 20 Feb 2009, 12:50
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The Operating Transfertable / Traverser is now available.

MRRP: 238 / 268

Rails of Sheffield have it listed at 159.



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post 20 Feb 2009, 15:31
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thanks doug been waiting for this one ,any info on size ? cheers billy
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post 20 Feb 2009, 17:47
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There may not have been a transfer table at any GNR sheds in the Leeds area but I think my MPD is going to have one.

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any info on size ?

I noticed that in the demo a US BoBo + box van fitted on the deck so I'd guess the table is at least 14 inches wide. The basic unit appears to be deep enough for four bays but the end of the video mentions an extension unit, so the answer may be "How deep are your pockets?".

Of course if you wanted two at separate locations, you could make the second one a carriage works for a bit of variety.

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I've only seen traversers like this used in rolling stock manufacturing plants and of course model railways.

Were any ever installed on Britain's railways ?
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I see it comes 'sound-equipped?'


can you imagine how annoying that piano music would have been, every time the table was used?
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post 20 Feb 2009, 18:38
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QUOTE (BobB @ 20 Feb 2009, 18:55) *
I've only seen traversers like this used in rolling stock manufacturing plants and of course model railways.

Were any ever installed on Britain's railways ?


I think they are mainly used in loco repair and maintenance now...

One in York, here is an image: http://flickr.com/photos/18499073@N00/394279347/

Crewe: http://www.a1alocomotives.co.uk/31108/away...crewe-works.htm

There maybe more... I'm no expert...


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I'm clutching at flying things in the breeze with this one, but....................


as a youngster in the mid 1960's, I recall cycling into the centre of Birmingham on frequent occasions......and visiting either, Snow Hill Station...or was it
Moor Street station?

either way, at the time as I recall it was 'parcels' only......no personal records kept as I wasn't really an avid trainspotter/enthusiast at the time....


but ..I remember seeing the remains of a traverser at the inner platform ends..ie intact but not used.

I've wiki'd both these stations but I didn't spot any mention of this unusual piece of kit.......am I wrong with this????
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Tyseley loco works had one as these plans illustrate.

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http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection...ase/?irn=367649


one s aussieland?
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QUOTE (61215 billy carver @ 20 Feb 2009, 15:31) *
thanks doug been waiting for this one ,any info on size ? cheers billy



The first engine in the video is an F Unit, HO scale F units are just under 7 inches long, so that should give an idea of size.

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Moor Street did have a three track traverser, using two of the platforms, cannot find any pics. Not sure when it was removed but due to the nature of the surroundings, being hemmed in, this was the only way to release a loco.

Last time I was there, long time ago now, you could still see where it was laid due to the cut away walls of the platforms. I think this is between the current, but unused Platforms 3 and 4.

Hope it is OK to paste this link here as it does state moor Street did in fact have one....

http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk/Stat...moor_street.php

Or this,

http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/moorstreet.htm
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Very nice but I can't help wondering how many people will actually buy one.


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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 20 Feb 2009, 23:09) *
Very nice but I can't help wondering how many people will actually buy one.


If I was building a new layout, I'd be very much tempted to do something like the plan already posted by dwb:



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Moor Street did have a three track traverser, using two of the platforms, cannot find any pics.


Is this what you are looking for. wink.gif
http://www.robertdarlaston.co.uk/Railways5...es/image052.jpg
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Traversers can also be seen at Didcot and Eastleigh.


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