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mabloodhound
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Posted - 10/05/2013 :  09:27:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work on the TT.
If you go R/C Battery power, you leave the decoders in and just add a wireless receiver to them and a battery. The decoders still control the movements and sounds.
See:
http://www.cvpusa.com/airwire_system.php and
http://www.cvpusa.com/airwire_t5000.php
or
http://www.s-cab.com/price-list.html



Edited by - mabloodhound on 10/05/2013 09:32:21 AM

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fockewulf37
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Posted - 10/09/2013 :  03:39:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave,
I am going to stick with the DCC for now. It have been working well so far. The big test is going to be when I get this turntable installed...

Thanks Ty



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fockewulf37
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Posted - 10/09/2013 :  03:54:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I then took a piece of PETG ( clear plastic) and fixed a dowel to one end and then drilled a hole at the correct distance for the spider bearing and then where the Support rail goes.










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fockewulf37
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Posted - 10/09/2013 :  04:03:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I drew a straight line down the center and then drew a perpendicular line. Then I took a compass and started dividing off equal lines around the circle. The ties are not the ones I am going to use. They are just there to checking spacing...

Ty












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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 10/28/2013 :  9:14:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to seeing what happens. That is one beautiful turntable!

Arthur

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Tyson Rayles
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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/29/2013 :  09:42:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ty, I just ran across this Adventures in G by Malcolm Furlow in an old Model Railroader, October 1986 to be exact. And thought Id show it to you. I realize its too late for the planning stage but there might be something in there you can glean off.

The layout measures 10' x 12'.



Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 10/29/2013 09:48:48 AM

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Rick
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Posted - 10/29/2013 :  10:10:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CieloVistaRy

Looking forward to seeing what happens. That is one beautiful turntable!



Me too.



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fockewulf37
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Posted - 10/29/2013 :  7:02:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys,
I have not stopped working. I have just been pretty busy with other things for the past few weeks. I have been slowly working on getting the backdrop in place. I did have about 4" of the wall showing all the way around the layout. I had to move all of my electrical outlet lower into the wall.
When I built the shop I had work benches all the way around the wall and electrical outlets about every 3-4 feet. I have moved the outlets and filled in the area with plywood and then blended the area the drywall tape and compound. I then gave the wall a primer coat and a base coat of blue.

before




After






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fockewulf37
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Posted - 10/29/2013 :  7:04:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I have not worked on the turntable installation due to I have to cut some custom ties for the rail ring and i have not had time to do that. I do intend on replacing all of the lighting that I have eventually. Its an eyesore right now...

Ty



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fockewulf37
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Posted - 10/29/2013 :  7:11:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Frank,
Thanks for the picture. I have seen that before while doing research. I wish there were pictures of that finished layout out there. I have not been able to find any..
I have had several revisions on my plan. I wish I could get a little more vertical with my plan but the restraints of my shop won't allow me to add much more room. I have to keep pretty close to the wall. I have allowed 4' wide bench work. I have to keep the rest open due to the small hobby business. I do thank you for all your input and help...

Thanks Ty



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nziainz
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Posted - 11/02/2013 :  8:03:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit nziainz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fockewulf37

Frank,
Thanks for the picture. I have seen that before while doing research. I wish there were pictures of that finished layout out there. I have not been able to find any..
I have had several revisions on my plan. I wish I could get a little more vertical with my plan but the restraints of my shop won't allow me to add much more room. I have to keep pretty close to the wall. I have allowed 4' wide bench work. I have to keep the rest open due to the small hobby business. I do thank you for all your input and help...

Thanks Ty



ive posted some pictures from that issue



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hunteman
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Posted - 11/02/2013 :  9:43:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fockewulf37

I have not worked on the turntable installation due to I have to cut some custom ties for the rail ring and i have not had time to do that. I do intend on replacing all of the lighting that I have eventually. Its an eyesore right now...

Ty


Have you decided what lighting you will use? Everything I can find seems to be for the smaller gauges. It isn't clear, to me, if the ligntinhs approaches for HO, etc., will work for large scale RRs.



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fockewulf37
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Posted - 11/05/2013 :  11:50:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I do plan on using the lighting that I have on one end of the layout already. I have several rows of lights with valances in front of each. This gives me a well lit area. I have not had any harsh shadows with this set up so far.. I do need to make my valances on the front a little thicker or maybe one piece of black on the back side..










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Mario Rapinett
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