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hi all , has anyone got any news on this one yet ? i believe they {heljan} call it a transfer table . i remember it was posted somwhere 5-6 months ago not heard of since. should be handy bit of kit if it is made .cheers billy
 

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This is why I am definitely going to visit the Heljan stand at Warley though I have to say I travel more in hope than expectation.

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I had a look at Heljan's website tonight. There's no mention of the traverser part number in the "coming soon" list. Given that the turntables listed as 2Q08 are down for November 08, it looks like they're six months behind where they expected to be at the start of the year. On that basis I would say expect the traverser in late Spring / early Summer next year. I'll still keep a look out for a prototype.

I have also done some rough calculations on how big the 21.5 meter turntables will be. Since they're HO scale (1/87) this works out at about 247mm or about 9.5 inches. Great news for people looking for something for secondary lines and shortish locos but too small for most British pacifics I know of.
So it looks like I have to get the US style one after all.

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There was nothing at all about the traverser or the 21.5 meter turntable on the Heljan stand.

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See this page of Walther's website. As you know, Walther's are a rather large US model railroad supplier.

Now see this page on Howes website for the Heljan.

Sure looks like "twins" to me


The centre hoop is a detachable accessory, so that part of a Britification is not too hard. It's just that the 21.5 meter example was starting off much more European, especially with the shallower well.

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QUOTE So center hoops were not used on British turntables?

Not in the photos of locomotive depots of the region I model, but my mouse revealed what you had blanked out so as always there's a prototype for everything....


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