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 Posted: Thu May 9th, 2019 02:04 am
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Making a little progress.





Got the turntable pit cut out. 

Working on the pit walls. 

Still need to build the bridge, but it looks like this just might work.




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Making progress on the turntable bridge. 

The bridge is 14 inches long, or about 42 scale feet. 

Far from finished but it looks like this rotating plate is going to work.




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 Posted: Sun May 12th, 2019 08:42 pm
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Hi Michael  :wave:



HEY ! ... Lookin' good !  :thumb:

For the San Miguel yard ... right ?



:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:



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Si,

Yes, you're right. 

This is in the 'new' San Miguel yard. 


Just finishing up the 'new' borax ore dump,

and pushing to get the turntable into operation,

so that I can resume running some trains.




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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 11:06 pm
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Howdy Michael, of course the "lazy susan" will work!
My little TT's are just 9" long so what I used works fine.
I do have pit rails and support wheels riding on them so there is no rocking when a loco runs on the table.
You may need them but then the "susan" is larger than mine and it may not need the end to end support.
My tables have "locking devices" which hold the table in position when running on or off.





The pieces for a "locking device"made from sq brass tubing.





And here it is locked, holding the rails in position.
Years ago, I saw a real thing like this on a now long gone tourist railroad.
I thought you'd be interested.

                               Woodie




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Woodie,

I did something similar to that on a HO layout long ago. 
The turntable was in a staging area and I used round brass tube as a locking device. 

I don't think I'll need it with this rotating plate, but it would be easy to install if I do.

I was thinking that if someone else tries this and gets a rotating plate that spins like a crazy top,
that one might try putting some heavy grease on the bearings to create a little drag.




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