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> Heljan Traverser - Finally here and looking good
neil_s_wood
post 21 Feb 2009, 02:29
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QUOTE (Doug @ 21 Feb 2009, 10:05) *
If I was building a new layout, I'd be very much tempted to do something like the plan already posted by dwb:


I suppose it's more space efficient than a turntable.


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post 21 Feb 2009, 10:19
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I suppose it's more space efficient than a turntable.

Particularly for moving stock between adjacent lines in a work shop. There's a traverser at the rear of the main museum building at Cite du Train in Mulhouse.

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QUOTE (dwb @ 21 Feb 2009, 20:19) *
Particularly for moving stock between adjacent lines in a work shop. There's a traverser at the rear of the main museum building at Cite du Train in Mulhouse.

David

If that's the case it would have been a good option for stock storage had this been released when I was designing my layout. Maybe next time.


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post 21 Feb 2009, 11:33
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i was thinking of one in fiddle yard of mpd layout 4 locos steamed up waiting to enter or diesels parked up with sound on waiting to come on shed billy smile.gif
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QUOTE (Oakydoke @ 21 Feb 2009, 00:22) *



exactly...thank you.

would fit well into the end of platform roads on a plan such as Cyril Freezer's famous ''Minories?''


Now.....I wonder if Heljan /Walthers would be prepared to produce a 'stripped-down'' version..ie WITHOUT the scenic add-ons?

bare track and mechanism?

This would better suit those who wish to use a traverser in an off-scene, or hidden siding mode?

making use of the indexing and power drive, etc....??
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Does any one know how to get hold of a manual for this or how this actually works, indexing etc. It mentions digital but what part of this is digital etc. I am keen on finding out more here.
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Go to www.walthers.com and in the search box type in 933-2968. This will take you to the Heljan Transfer Table where you can download the instruction manual.

I have the transfer table and the only negative comment I have about it is that the lights look a bit toy like. I intend replacing it with Viessmann lights.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Johan, I will check the link out. I am not worried about any of the aesthetics as it will be out of view and I will strip all that nonsense off!

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QUOTE (alastairq @ 20 Feb 2009, 18:49) *
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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I have an ancient Bradford Barton book, Great Western Steam In the Midlands. It has a picture of a Hall on the Birmingham Moor Street Traverser, having just moved over from its train to the centre road. It had 3 roads and according to the text could just accomodate a Castle class loco. I am thinking of using one as a 'functional' item in my fiddle yard, due to lack of space for points. It would allow me to release a loco from the arrival roads to reverse onto shed without the need to handle locos.
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I am aware of two traversers on Ireland's railways.
One at the Irish Rail works at inchicore, Dublin. (see Google Earth 53 degrees 20' 21.61" North and 6 degrees 20' 00.28" West.)There also used to be one at the Northern Ireland Railways' workshops at York Road, Belfast. The Belfast traverser was accessed via a turntable, so there is a prototype for both pieces of equipment. At York Road, these have now been replaced by a concrete apron, and stock is moved around on a "Vehicle transfer unit". (see Google Earth 54 degrees 36' 49.49" North and 5 degrees 55' 22.35" West.)
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`Moor Street traverser
http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/gwrms1223.htm
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