Paul’s been back in touch with this turntable addition to his layout.
You may remember Paul’s last post from the pics, which you can see here.
I thought I would send you photos of a recent project. I wanted to have a turntable on my layout which would be available near my shunting layout to turn the switcher engines.
I also needed a work area for car and engine repairs and a place to store idle engines. Adjacent to the shunting layout was my mountain and it looked like prime real estate for the project.
In presentation of my still photos you will see how I recaptured this space.
I installed the turntable after determining that the location of the roundhouse would dictate where is sat.
The problem was that there wasn’t enough room for the roundhouse until I decided to cut through the wall into my workshop.
Once the RH was in place I was able to bring tracks into the turntable. I also needed a WIP (work in place) area for minor repairs.
Looking to the left side you can see a boxcar up on jacks while the work crew replace some damaged wheels using the jib crane that I fabricated out of scraps.
A huge thanks to Paul.
I do like seeing how you solve the problems your layouts come up with. Just goes to show, where there’s a will there’s a way.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to get going on your very own layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here