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Correct turntable practice

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Breva, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Breva

    Breva Well-Known Member

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    When you place a Bo-Bo locomotive on a turntable and then go to the other end, forwards becomes backwards, right?

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    Could be worse.....
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    Ray.
     
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    johnofwessex Part of the furniture

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    Thats what happens if you use triple valves instead of distributors
     
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    Always check the alignment of the turntable before entering...

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    Breva Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to mention, the turntable picture isn't a historic one, but this happened yesterday.
     
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    Where is that? Also, do you want to post it on Reddit?
     
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    It wouldn't be Villach would it?
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    "OK, now turn right".
     
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    Explain?
     
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    AFAIK with Triple valves you need to completely release the brake before making a further, heavier application, you cant just put a bit more brake on.

    Ie Applies brake, wants a heavier application, releases more air but nothing happens
     
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    I think we can identify the Shedmaster as perhaps the very first person to be “disgusted of Tunbridge Wells”.

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    That may be so (although I wouldn't say that nothing happens, just less happens) but it is quite unlikely that such a modern Locomotive would be equipped with triple valves.
     
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    Interesting wiring.
     
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    No, not Villach.
     
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    Yes, a real spider's web, but common for electrics on turntables.

    More interesting when you consider that two cranes were ordered to re-rail the loco. How the....?
     
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    Picture Puzzle Europe ;)

    And no thanks, not Reddit.
     
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    Looks a bit like Innsbruck, but the over bridge should be nearer.
     
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    I know OBB is in the bigger writing, but it's a DB loco that has hopped off the turntable.
     
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    These days those multi-system locos end up all over. Nothing new, of course, I remember seeing a DB E-lok in the old blue livery near the Austria - Jugoslavia border in the early 70s. Couldn't be more specific, sadly, I was with my parents in a car on a run from near Villach to Bled.
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