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 Posted: Tue Mar 7th, 2017 12:17 pm
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This pic, taken in Germany at the end of WWII, shows two sets of two adjoining turntables:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TtfIaw18q2o/Td5hPIrC0HI/AAAAAAAAZjk/8wAlSim4A1k/s1600/7.jpg

Should have been quite a sight before being bombed.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 7th, 2017 06:47 pm
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I have zero doubt that those roundhouses were
aiming points for bombing raids (note the very large craters, probably from at
least 1000-lb bombs, if not larger ones dropped by the RAF). The turntables
look very serviceable, which means this might be by the time the allies had
overrun the area or that a lot of cleanup has taken place from the raid that
burned the roundhouse down to the walls.. What info do you have on this recon
photo?


I have an interest in WW2 bombing campaigns
almost as strong as my interest in trains. I’ve flown in B-17s, B-24 and other
WW2 bombers over the years and am a life member of the 91st Bomb
Group association…




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Another interesting feature nobody has space for !

Could be good for the obsessive On30 critter-basher though !! :bg:

Just a thought. ;)

:moose:

Si.

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Seen the photo of Si before. Wonderd why they build the turntables overlapping. It makes it more complicated to build and to operate. It is more difficult to turn 2 locomotives at the same time, depending on the stalling position.
Just a few metres extra and you can build two seperate turntables, like the one seen in the photo of Jose.

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Hi Alwin :wave:


Makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever either.

Perhaps they actually DIDN'T have space to make 2 normal ones.

You can't even drive a loco directly from table to table, which might have been cool.

It's in Hamburg I believe.

The designers were either fiendishly clever...

...or had one too many lagers for lunch ! ;)


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I know a fellow who has something similar, but just one TT. He bashed several enginehouse kits into one humongus HO roundhouse with just 1 track leading to the TT, structure all around with that 1 track sneaking between the big ol' thing. Way too much for this old boy. BTW, he has a loco in every stall and more on the walls..more is less?

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 Posted: Thu Mar 9th, 2017 12:21 am
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That concentric turntable is a shot that pops up every now and then online. I don't understand the value of something like that. Two, side-by-side which can align with one another? Okay, I could see how that might come in handy someday and would allow 2 locos to be moved around at peak hours, but this arrangement simply has me baffled as to whatever advantage it might have had.
I looked online for others like it as I know I've seen photos of this arrangement elsewhere, but couldn't turn up anything.
I did, however, turn up what could be a real funny scene for a layout that I'd never thought of before.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you; the Double Decker Roundhouse!



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the Double Decker Roundhouse!

(muttering to myself) there MUST be a prototype somewhere!.
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Take a look at "Warley Model Railway Show 2015" on Utube
for a double deck turntable and roundhouse.:moose::moose:



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what about bombers

here you have one ,alived and flying:bow:





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