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Old 28-10-2017, 03:19 PM   #21
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The problem with triangle v turntable is the space required for the former.
Its normally regular running track with any reversing of loco's done between normal train services on the real thing.
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Old 28-10-2017, 03:35 PM   #22
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Got the map by typing Waterloo station into google images and just scrolling down the pictures the map is a little way down.
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Old 28-10-2017, 03:45 PM   #23
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Its normally regular running track with any reversing of loco's done between normal train services on the real thing.
I meant on the model Ray
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Old 28-10-2017, 05:31 PM   #24
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Ironically the turning triangle at York which was south of the station was removed a couple of years ago and replaced with a turntable. The site of the triangle was wanted for the new Route Operating Centre. The new turntable is behind the Holgate Engineering Works.
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I meant on the model Ray
Yes, i thought you might, some bright spark might work out the space required Scarm would sort it Terry........
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Old 28-10-2017, 05:50 PM   #26
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Need 3 lengths of track slightly longer that your longest loco plus a left, right and a Y (or ordinary) point. Much more than a TT. On my old layout it was just part of the sidings and appeared by mistake.
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I meant on the model Ray
And the Reverse loop module.
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Didn't have one of those on my layout. Just a switch on one of the points.
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Ironically the turning triangle at York which was south of the station was removed a couple of years ago...
I recently discovered from researching the case for reopening the Burton to Leicester line that the triangle south of Leicester that formed the junction to the Midland Main Line had it's northern side removed and the land sold so now has an industrial estate on it. This being cited as a major obstacle to reopening the line to passengers as the trains would have to reverse on the main line.
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My home town of Northwich has a triangle where the single track branch from Crewe via Middlewich joins the Manchester to Chester double tracked main line.

Northwich loco shed had a turntable, but this was removed at the end of steam in 1968.
In the 1980's the shed was still in use as a diesel stabling and fuelling point and sometimes played host to preserved steam locos for a few days between rail tours. They usually acquired a Northwich (8E) shed plate during their stay.
When they needed turning, the triangle mentioned above was used.

The Middlewich branch is now usually freight only, but does see the occasional passenger railtour or diversion from the West Coast main line (earlier this year I saw a Virgin Voyager slowly going down one side of the triangle while working a diverted Holyhead to Crewe service).

Up to about 1960, there was a passenger service from Crewe to Northwich via the branch. This was a Push-Pull using an Ivatt class 2 tank and two coaches.

Although Northwich station is still open, the loco shed was demolished a couple of decades ago and there is now a housing estate on the site. The name of one of the roads - Pullman Drive- is somewhat pretentious, considering that the majority of locos allocated to Northwich were freight classes (8Fs etc) mainly for services to the local ICI works and some 2MTs for working local salt branches.
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