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  • Nice work.!
    Philip

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    • Greg looks like a nice start on the turntable. Hope your wife get to feeling better.
      Mike Mace

      Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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      • Jerry, Philip & Mike, thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to post them.

        Greg

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        • Hi everyone, seems like it's been awhile since my last update here. I am still caring for my sick wife, so I haven't had a lot of modeling time lately.
          However I have finished building my "Diamond Scale" turntable, building it felt like a right of passage in railroad modeling.
          It's all built, but I haven't tested to see how well the electrical pick-ups will work. It gets track power from 2 different places, one being the ring rail and the other from the overhead arch fed by an overhead wire from a pole.
          I also had so solder the legs on the centre arch to some brass using a low wattage soldering iron, that went better than I imagined it going.
          I still need to weather up the turntable pit & bridge a bit, but I can do the later on.
          Anyways here's how the bridge came out looking.

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          Now this bridge construction is designed so that you can lift off the entire bridge from the black plastic form that is attached to the central metal rod that this turntable spins on.
          Shown below without the bridge installed on it. I also painted to pit walls with "Floquils" Aged concrete and added black cinders to the center pit area that are still drying.

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          This is how it looks with the bridge in place.

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          It was now time to test it with some railroad equipment on it!

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          Well actually I was thinking something a little bigger, like a 4-8-4 Northern!

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          Eddie the engineer had to lean way out his window to make certain that he did not push his big engine to far ahead.

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          Here's a look from the fireman's side of the engine on it's new turntable.

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          Now having this turntable done allows me to procede with figuring how much track I will actually need between my roundhouse & turntable.

          That's all I have for now, thanks for having a look!

          Greg
          Last edited by greg_s; 4 weeks ago.

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          • Nice looking turntable, Greg. Looks like it passed the weight test with the 4-8-4.

            George
            The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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            • Greg,

              Excellent job on the turntable bridge and pit. Very realistic.

              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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              • Nice looking turntable. I hope it indexes properly for you when you install it.

                I liked the little railcar in the first picture.

                ​​​​​​​Bernd
                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                • Looks good, Greg. Eddie looks like he got it nicely balanced on the bridge.

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                  • George, Mike, Bernd & Bill, thanks very much for your posts and the positive comments within them.

                    George, those will be the biggest locomotives that I will ever run, I'm just glad they fit on my 105' foot bridge.

                    Mike, it wasn't a fun one to build, so I'm glad you think it looks good.

                    Bernd, I picked up a Diamond Scale indexing kit for a good price at a train show, I'm not certain I can use it with my DCC system though.
                    That Model T inspection car is a SSLtd kit.

                    Bill, I've owned that C.N. Northern loco for 30 years, so Eddie & I are very pleased to finally have a turntable to put it on and soon a roundhouse to put it in!

                    Here are a couple more images that I took this evening.

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                    Even Santa and his sleigh and reindeer gave it a whirl.

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                    Merry Christmas everyone!

                    Greg
                    Last edited by greg_s; 4 weeks ago.

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                    • Merry Christmas back to you and the family Greg.

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                      • Greg beautiful job on that turntable. I know they take a lot of patience to do. And it looks like you mastered it!!

                        Merry Christmas to you and your wife. I hope she feels better for the holidays!!
                        Jerry



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

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                        • Karl & Jerry, thanks for your posts!
                          Merry Christmas to you & your families!

                          Greg

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                          • I see Santa is getting his "TURN" on the turntable. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

                            Bernd
                            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                            • Greg, Merry Christmas to you and your family.
                              Hope the wife starts feeling better real soon.
                              Congrats on a good looking TT.

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                              • Bernd & Rick, thanks very much for the positive comments & Merry Christmas! Same to you & your loved ones!

                                Greg

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