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Walthers Non-DCC 130' Turntable (933-2829) - No Power In Control Box

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Posted by Baron987 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:23 PM
I want to thank ALL of you guys for your suggestions, I really appreciate the help, except it was MY screw-up - I did not insert the "telephone" wire strong enough - all is well!
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Posted by Baron987 on Friday, October 9, 2020 12:38 PM

Have another question - my bridge rails are lower than the pit edge where the service tracks attach - I had to Dremel out a slot for my rails to be lowered so they meet the height of the bridge rails.  I checked the bridge rails with a caliper and they are code 83 as are my service rails.  I did have to sand down the bottom of the ties to lower the track - Has anyone else had this problem or is there an adjustment - although it might be too late now, I have already made slots and attached the track - just for future reference.  -thanks- Hank  

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Posted by rrebell on Friday, October 9, 2020 12:51 PM

Code 83 should be code 83. You just have the rails on the pit wall right ?

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Posted by Baron987 on Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:39 PM

Absolutely - I removed the ties from the lead tracks to see if it would make a difference - it did not.  I then checked the bridge rails against the pit wall and discovered that they were lower than the ring where the lead tracks would rest.  It's too late now, because I have already ground out small slots to lower the lead tracks to match the bridge rails - I was just wondering if anyone else had this issue and how they solved it.  So what I did was cut slots in the pit rim, slightly filed down the tops of the lead tracks, sanded the bottoms of ties between the pit and the roundhouse and now I plan to fill in any gaps in the pit with gray putty.  All is good & trains move smoothly across gap - I just wish it was a little easier!  Hank

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