Rectangular Train Table

On occasion, I'll see an image of a rectangular engine table vs the more
common circular turntable. I have not seen one of these rectangular
tables advertised in the Walther's catalog.
1) Might anyone know a source for an HO Scale model?
2) Any opinions on these rectangular tables?
3) Are they in use today: UP, perhaps?
Thanks!
Matt
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On occasion, I'll see an image of a rectangular engine table vs the more common circular turntable. I have not seen one of these rectangular tables advertised in the Walther's catalog. 1) Might anyone know a source for an HO Scale model? ----------------------------------------------- Walthers has an HO scale transfer table:
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Bill Bill's Railroad Empire N Scale Model Railroad:
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On occasion, I'll see an image of a rectangular engine table vs the more common circular turntable. I have not seen one of these rectangular tables advertised in the Walther's catalog. 1) Might anyone know a source for an HO Scale model? ---------------------------------------------- Walthers has an HO scale transfer table:
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I looked on Walthers website and they indicated that their HO scale transfer table is retired. You might be able to find a dealer that has one:
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Bill Bill's Railroad Empire N Scale Model Railroad:
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My LHS, Trains West in Albuquerque, New Mexico had one on the shelf on Saturday. They do charge full retail, though.
Trains West, Inc., 3351 Candelaria Rd NE Ste A, Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505) 881-2322, or 1-800-981-2322 Website:
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Usual disclaimers, I have no interest in the shop, but I do shop there.
Richard Sullivan Albuquerque, NM
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Does that place still have the big, friendly pooch wandering the aisles?
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Dont Know My Name
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' That's something Walthers has a bad habit of doing and it really irritates me. I'm not talking about "retiring" a kit per se, but rather retiring something that many or most model railroads NEED because they are still in use on the prototype and/or still existing in the real world. It's like they're saying that no one will ever need a transfer table on their layouts anymore. Really ridiculous as far as I'm concerned. They've done this in the past with other "still in use" products as well. I don't recall which ones right now, and I don't have the current Walthers catalog, but IIRC other "retired" models may have been the reefer icing dock and extensions, grain elevator extension silos, and the enclosed autrack loader/unloader ramp to name three. Yeah, these items certainly aren't used anymore in the real world or needed on our layouts. What are these guys thinking?!
Paul K. - "The CB&Q Guy"
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Paul K - The CB&Q Guy
Paul, I don't know about the other stuff but anyone who built the grain elevator might just get some PVC pipe for silo extensions or even to replace the ones that come in the kit. The ones in my kit were so warped up and poor fitting I pitched them in the trash. Don't know what possessed me to by a kit of a model that's a very straight forward scratch build anyway. Bruce
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