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Segment Turntable
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,770 posts
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 07:02 PM UTC
Join us for this build-review with video of the NOCH Segment Turntable. NOCH offers a great way to re-route your locomotives in tight spaces without using a cranky 3-way turnout, or shop your loco without a space devouring round turntable. This highly detailed Laser-Cut ready-made model can be used with all H0 track systems and is suitable for both 3 Rail and 2 Rail operation, both in analogue and DCC operation.

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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: December 23, 2010
KitMaker: 384 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 10:57 PM UTC
Folks who design and build micro layouts for public display frequently use this general sort of device, terming it a sector plate. The Noch version is generally used for running the engine around passenger trains where there is limited yard space, but the micro layout guys will often hide a longer one inside backboard buildings and use them to "switch" complete shot trains. A device called a traverser is used in fiddle yards to move pre-made-up trains to the track that leads to the visible layout. These are often set-up so that electrical power is mechanically connected by fittings on the end of the sliding part and the layout lead.