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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
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Posted - 05/02/2018 :  10:52:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a nice one don't know if its big enough for you.

I'm getting the ON30 one.

http://www.kitwoodhillmodels.com/ho-65ft-turntable/

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2018 :  1:12:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I should be able to turn most of my locos on 65'. Let me know how you like this!

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2018 :  1:46:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

I think this is what Mike proposes:




Dave,

Actually, this is what I had in mind (approximately):



It doesn't cut into the small yard and transfer area and it doesn't really extend out into the room much at all. You could build the benchwork etc so it bends around to follow the curve of the TT perimeter. I drew it pretty quickly and obviously the turnout is not in a good place.

As I was checking to see if the TT interfered with the larger staging yard across the way (I don't think it does) I noticed that the two yards have different numbers of tracks. Is there a reason for this? It's not a rule but doesn't it usually work out that there is a nearly equal number of tracks in each direction? I'm guessing that you will have more out and back trains originating from the large staging yard. I'm starting to get on the subject of operations, I guess.

Good luck in your search for TTs.

Mike

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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2018 :  3:46:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The big yard will store a lot of assembled car kits :-) :-)

I think pushing the turntable out that far would break up flow in that room. I'll wait until I get the main yard built and then see how the big sofabed that's stuck in that room fits for a revised flow.

edit Here are some photos of the larger room (excuse the construction mess!!)



You can see how that turntable would probably not fit well in the larger room. The drills are on the smaller yard, and the sofabed is where the large yard will go (eventually.)

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 05/02/2018 6:12:55 PM
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2018 :  7:31:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

I suspected there was a constraint with regard to the end of the small yard that I was not aware of. And I know all about using yards to display rolling stock. In any case you have some ideas to work with.

Mike

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tloc
Fireman

USA
2906 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2018 :  09:01:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So thatís where my slipper went! Construction messes give the train room character. I am enjoying your documented journey and hope you are as well. Thanks for sharing.

TomO
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2018 :  11:10:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tloc

So thatís where my slipper went! ...
TomO

Wife wants me to keep my 'work shoes' down there to limit tracking sawdust into her part of the house.

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2018 :  4:14:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I finished #2 of the 4 curved turnouts I need. Even better, I un-soldered one set of points and replaced them with a better pair on one of these.

(I'm glad no one will score me on my solderingÖ)

I also putzed a little bit with the aluminum fixtures for the gate. Mostly, though, I discovered I need metric allen wrenches for these. No problem, I still have some engineering and parts-gathering to do before I'm ready to start serious work on the gate.

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 05/04/2018 4:26:22 PM
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3393 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2018 :  5:09:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those turnouts look great Dave!
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11487 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2018 :  7:14:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that your train room or where you sleep???

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2018 :  8:12:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Is that your train room or where you sleep???


That's the crew lounge, exercise room, shop room, train overflow area, and extra guest bedroom (that's a sofa-bed.)

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5186 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2018 :  2:16:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice track work Dave

It's only make-believe
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11487 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2018 :  3:01:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice turnouts Dave!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2018 :  7:46:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tonight I cut the gaps in my 4 curved turnouts. That's a pain-in-the-posterior, fishing the jeweler saw blade between the rails, then hooking it back up to the saw frame (a 3-handed job)... I still need to test connectivity, solder the frog wires, and mount to the tie strips.

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2018 :  9:41:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

Tonight I cut the gaps in my 4 curved turnouts.


Looking back over the evening, you could say there are gaps in your memory.

Mike
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