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Last vacation I visited the Train de l'Ardeche. A hertage railway.
Most of the photo's are from there.















The locking mechanism for the turnrable was intersting. When the lever (hold by the man with the handgloves in the previous photo) was above the flat plate they dropped it. It hit the block onthe other flat plate (seen on the next photo) and that stopped the turning. It also aligned the table in the correct position.
I think this could be a good idea for a model turntable, also handpowered of course.














Some very small bogie trucks. It think it is for transport at the station area only. Despite the small size the wheels are still kinda spoked.










The last two photo's are shot elsewhere.






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The turntable seems to be unusually deep. And there are RAILCARS!!!.
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NIIIIICE.
Love it!

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" And there are RAILCARS!!! "

:shocked:

Keep calm Jose !

;)



And there are CRANES!!!





Great pix. as usual Alwin ! :bg:

How can a BIG crane fan like me, not like this cutie ! :thumb:



:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:



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Nobody commented yet on the turntable with a set of rails that go nowhere...

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Jose, are you looking at the TT under the railcar? Looks to me like a small industrial job. Very interesting.

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Yes, probably transplanted there from another location. Otherwise doesn't make any sense at all, unless there a MAJOR track rearrangement job was done.Jose.

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Great photos Alwin !

Is the railroad  4' 8", or meter gage?

I LIKE!  Herb

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Herb: wikipedia says meter gauge.

Jose: Maybe the turntable is used for turning the railcars so it always rides in the right direction (radiator first).

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The railcars are turned 180 degrees, the rails at 90 under it are totally useless. 
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Hi Jose and all,
I suspect that it may be a re-located and re-purposed wagon turntable or else the building and tracks that the wagon turntable fed have been demolished as part of a track "rationalisation" at some time earlier. 

The beauty of the wagon turntable is that one set of rails on the table is lined up for the tracks into the building and the other set of tracks on the table is aligned for the tracks parallel to the building walls. It doesn't matter whether you push a wagon in from the sidings or out from the building. there is a set of tracks on the turntable ready to catch it. 

Just don't try feeding in stuff onto the wagon turntable from both directions at once. :doh: 

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pipopak wrote: The railcars are turned 180 degrees, the rails at 90 under it are totally useless. 
Jose.


Ah, now I see what you mean.

I think a rearrangement of the tracks is possible. From 2008 till 2013 the line was closed. Not sure but it could be for some major trackwork. All the ballast along the line looks pretty new.

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John (oztrainz) go to the top of the class !. This type of wagon t/table was common in Victorian times when major rly warehouses had bay after bay of internal loading/unloading platforms fed off 1 or 2 external sidings parallel to the long axis of the warehouse. 'Single rail' wagon TT's were more typical of open air spaces such as confined docks, industrial sidings etc.

Excellent pics Alwin, thanks.

Jose : more worrying than the TT road that leads nowhere is the lack of stop-blocks.

The longest piston tail rods I've ever seen on that 1st loco.

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Hi all,And it is a proper Mallet as well. The bigger cylinders on the front give it away. ;)


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