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  • Håkan, Nice boiler. It would look great on a log skidder. One of my pet peeves is that people use a boiler that is way too big or too small. IMHO yours is just right. I would suggest a larger steam engine. There are several "S" scale small engines that would would will.

    Bob
    It's only make-believe

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    • Thanks Bob, you are right. The engine is to small. I have a larger one stacked away somewhere I'll see if I can dig it up.

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      • Looks right to me. Your creating a wonderful world!
        Philip

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        • Thanks Philip!

          I found another larger two cylinder engine. I think it will look better powering the Roundhouse.

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          • I like the new steam engine. I think it's a good choice.

            Bob
            It's only make-believe

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            • How are going to handle your turntable pit and the approach tracks to it?

              bob
              It's only make-believe

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              • Håkan, your new roundhouse looks fabulous! As does the interior detailing of it. I especially like the doors you made for it, and the exhaust cupolas on the roof.
                As always wonderful modeling!

                Greg

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                • Bob here is a photo of the approaching track to the turntable. There is space for fuel, sand and water facilities.

                  Thanks Greg! I’m happy you like the doors and ventilators. The doors I based on som photos I found in old books I have by George Abdill. The ventilators I based on a drawing from a Trains shed cyclopedia. My hope that they gives a old time Victorian feel to it.

                  Håkan

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                  • The vents do give an Victorian feel to the Roundhouse.
                    Thanks for the photo of your turntable. I see you've added planking around the rim of the pit, that's a good idea. My turntable seems to sit higher. I need to reexamine it. Which auto-reverser do you favor?

                    Bob
                    It's only make-believe

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                    • Hi Bob, I use Dcc specialties psx-ar

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                      • Hakan,

                        Really nice turntable! I like the cobble stone bottom. The round house is a masterpiece!
                        The exterior, all that machinery, overhead pulley system, beams, pits, and that boiler to top it off!
                        Lots of detail to look at. It's eye candy!

                        Scott
                        Last edited by CNE1899; 11-05-2021, 08:35 PM.

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                        • Thanks Scott! I’m happy you like it
                          Not much progress this weekend except some finishing touches to the Roundhouse before I mount the back walls.

                          Håkan

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                          • Håkan,

                            Regarding the Wild West shingles, is that what you used on your roundhouse?

                            I don't think I fully expressed how much I like the roundhouse and especially the machinery. They are outstanding.

                            Mike
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                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                            • Thanks Mike for the kind words!
                              The shingles I use on the Roundhouse are from Bar Mills.

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                              • I thought those shingles looked familiar. I've used the Bar Mills product on a couple of small structures. They work well on your roundhouse.
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                                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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