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    Is there any turntable long enough to fit an Allegheney or the Big Boy?
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    More than likely they would have to "Wye" those long locomotives/tenders, or by switcher tow/shove those locos/tenders separately, as individual pieces of non-steaming rolling stock into placement
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    The C&O used 115 ft. turntables on the Alleghany. You will find one at The Erecting Hall in the "Roundhouse" section. Enjoy Don
    Last edited by DON49PLM; May 24th, 2020 at 01:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DON49PLM View Post
    The C&O used 115 ft. turntables on the Alleghany. You will find one at The Erecting Hall in the "Roundhouse" section. Enjoy Don
    How would a 130ft loco fit on a 115 foot turntable?
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    The C&O engines fit, but The Backshop has a 130' with a more modern roundhouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DON49PLM View Post
    The C&O engines fit, but The Backshop has a 130' with a more modern roundhouse.
    I found it. Thanks!
    Last edited by pnightshade2002; May 25th, 2020 at 10:40 AM.
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    Uh.... Don't think this is right....

    https://imgur.com/a/erQya25
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    <kuid2:210518:300739:1> IRM_130_ft_Turntable

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnightshade2002 View Post
    Uh.... Don't think this is right....

    https://imgur.com/a/erQya25
    The turntable and roundhouse all need to be on flat ground. The track spines fallow the ground.

    <kuid2:210518:300739:1> is a 130ft turntable frame sitting on block.
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