Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Turntable pit

While the ground behind the tracks dries, the turntable pit support gets its final positioning.

The base board is 1/2" birch plywood. My Roco turntable needs a slight bit of space all around for the indexing to work properly and at the same time requires all the support it can get. The piece of 1/8" hard board has been positioned and marked before I moved the whole arrangement to the work bench, with all the track and buildings marked as well. After the hardboard is solidly in place, I'll build a support bracket for the turntable to rest on, so that there is no way it can sag and bind under even the heaviest locomotives.

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