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Walthers Roundhouse
Posted by PRR_3750 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:32 PM

What is the length of track needed for a Walthers 3041 roundhouse?

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, January 05, 2018 11:08 AM

According to the instructions, and the foot print, the model is 14" deep, or long?, and it says it will hold locomotives 13" long.

https://www.walthers.com/three-stall-roundhouse-kit-14-x-14-1-4-x-4-11-16-quot-35-6-x-36-2-x-11-9cm

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, January 05, 2018 11:26 AM

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You will need 12 inches of track in the roundhouse stalls, then enough track to reach the turntable edge. Ith a 9 inch turntable figure about 18 inches total. For a 12 inch turntable figure about 16.5 inches.

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Posted by G Paine on Friday, January 05, 2018 2:10 PM

If you are talking about inside the roundhouse, all you need is the rail. The floor is grooved to accept rails, simulating rail embeded in the concrete floor. This is a progress photo of the inside of the Walthers roundhouse I built a couple of years ago

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Posted by zstripe on Friday, January 05, 2018 2:35 PM

If You can afford it and have the room.....I would (did) go with the longer roundhouse kit.....looks better, has a double wall construction...the brick detail on the outside, is also on the inside so the windows look like they are part of the wall, not just glued to it. That goes for all the interior walls. You also don't have to worry about light bleed through. Also much sturdier than the others. Great with detail inside. I made mine into a 9-stall, with the machine shop attached to one of the walls. there are provisions for that in the kits. Will handle any steamer made. Comes with parts for a longer stall.

I believe in the long run it's worth it...if anything the double wall construction IMHO.

https://www.walthers.com/3-stall-modern-roundhouse-kit-16-x-20-1-8-x-5-1-2-quot-40-6-x-51-1-x-14cm

I got mine when it was on sale.....12.00 off sale price. I used code 83 weathered ME rail for the inside...just the rail, no ties........added ties to it on the turntable lead.

Take Care! Big Smile

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Posted by Deane Johnson on Friday, January 05, 2018 5:02 PM

I can echo the recommendation for the Walthers Modern Roundhouse.  It goes together nicely, looks authentic and, as mentioned above, doesn't have light bleed through the walls.

I'm about 90% finished with a 24 stall version with a 130' turntable, as well as led lighting with between 50 and 60 bulbs.

Yes, it takes some time to complete, depending on how far you go with it.  I painted everything as I don't like the plastic look on any model, as well as a number of other features and have been at it about 6 weeks.  I preweathered parts before assembly.  

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, January 06, 2018 8:43 AM

Deane Johnson
'm about 90% finished with a 24 stall version with a 130' turntable,

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How far around does a 24 stall version go? I thought the stall spacing was 15 degrees, so 24 stalls would be a full 360 degree circle.

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I must be wrong.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, January 06, 2018 3:22 PM

SeeYou190
I thought the stall spacing was 15 degrees,

I believe the spacing on the 933-2900/2901 modern roundhouse is 10°

  • Authentic North American prototype
  • Holds engines up to 125 scale feet long
  • Includes stall for bigger engines up to 145 scale feet long
  • Modular design - easily expanded to a full circle
  • Compact 10-degree stall spacing
  • Interior and exterior brick detail
  • Fine window details
  • Floor inspection pits
  • Decal signs included

 

I could be wrong, too.

Or maybe just mistaken Smile

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Posted by Deane Johnson on Saturday, January 06, 2018 3:39 PM

It is 10 degrees.  I'd say it's roughly 2/3 the way around.  Would 10 degrees times 24 mean it's 240 degrees around.  I slept through those sort of classes in high school.  

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Posted by Pruitt on Saturday, January 06, 2018 3:43 PM

So how about some pictures, Deane? I'm interested in seeing your work.

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Posted by Deane Johnson on Saturday, January 06, 2018 6:43 PM

Brunton

So how about some pictures, Deane? I'm interested in seeing your work.

 

Thanks for asking.  I'm hoping to put the last stall on this weekend, then I'll work on some photos.

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Posted by PRR_3750 on Sunday, January 07, 2018 1:30 PM
Thanks for all the replies! I've been a lurker for some time now, and am glad to finally be posting!
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, January 12, 2018 9:56 PM

PRR_3750
I've been a lurker for some time now, and am glad to finally be posting!

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Welcome

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Please continue posting! We need as many good participants as possible.

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Your posts will stop being moderated soon enough. Hang in there with us.

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-Kevin

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Posted by thomas81z on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:11 AM

this is what im going for also since im collecting 25 big boys and have the coaling tower , cheynne wy AKA" jurassic park ".

Deane Johnson

I can echo the recommendation for the Walthers Modern Roundhouse.  It goes together nicely, looks authentic and, as mentioned above, doesn't have light bleed through the walls.

I'm about 90% finished with a 24 stall version with a 130' turntable, as well as led lighting with between 50 and 60 bulbs.

Yes, it takes some time to complete, depending on how far you go with it.  I painted everything as I don't like the plastic look on any model, as well as a number of other features and have been at it about 6 weeks.  I preweathered parts before assembly.  

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:28 AM

zstripe
.the brick detail on the outside, is also on the inside so the windows look like they are part of the wall, not just glued to it. That goes for all the interior walls. You also don't have to worry about light bleed through.

I have the smaller roundhouse and the lack of brick detail on the inside really bugged me as I am lighting it and hope that it will look decent when I photograph the inside. My solution was to find a brick pattern on Google images that looked like the inside of the Canadian Pacific RH in Vancouver. I printed it on to full size sheets of label paper and stuck it on the inside wall. So far so good, the label paper should stop any light bleed as well.

Had I known about the brick pattern on the inside of the larger one, I may have found room for the big one.

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:42 PM

BATMAN

 

 
zstripe
.the brick detail on the outside, is also on the inside so the windows look like they are part of the wall, not just glued to it. That goes for all the interior walls. You also don't have to worry about light bleed through.

 

I have the smaller roundhouse and the lack of brick detail on the inside really bugged me as I am lighting it and hope that it will look decent when I photograph the inside. My solution was to find a brick pattern on Google images that looked like the inside of the Canadian Pacific RH in Vancouver. I printed it on to full size sheets of label paper and stuck it on the inside wall. So far so good, the label paper should stop any light bleed as well.

Had I known about the brick pattern on the inside of the larger one, I may have found room for the big one.

 

Brent,

The one I was going to send You, has a new home in the UK. I sent it to a friend of mine who lives near Manchester, UK. He was tickled to get it.

I hope yours looks good, but I don't believe it could look any better then having the brick pattern already there......it looks great, especially around all the windows and doors.

BTW: I answered Your question in the diner...page 9....seems as though nothing was more important than talking about dog poop, which took over other conversations...LOL.

Take Care! Big Smile

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Posted by Left Coast Rail on Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:45 PM

Monster Model Works has a nice selection of brick wall options.

 

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