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Distance from Turntable to Roundhouse, Walthers

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Posted by snjroy on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 11:04 AM

I had a very tight space for my turntable and roundhouse, so the template provided by Walthers was very useful for me to position both structures properly in the space I had. The turntable plus surrounding tracks can take a lot of real estate... I installed the turntable first, then the roundhouse, then I adjusted the tracks while the roundhouse was still floating on the layout. My margin of error was only about 1 inch, so it was crucial for me to plan it correctly. I programmed the turntable, and when I was satisfied with it, I nailed the tracks to stabilize everything.  That was three years ago - no problems since.

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:38 PM

richhotrain

Always position the turntable first.

 

Sure but in order to locate the position of the turntable you must first know exactly where the roundhouse is to go. The issue is locating the centre of the turntable before you "position" it. Obviously you cut the hole for the turntable before you secure the roundhouse in position. But you use the roundhouse position to find the position of the  center of the turntable before you cut that hole. 

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:43 PM

Lastspikemike
Sure but in order to locate the position of the turntable you must first know exactly where the roundhouse is to go. The issue is locating the centre of the turntable before you "position" it.

And that is where the Bat-0-template works well, incorporating the printed Walthers template. You can move it all over the place and when you're ready put a pinhole through the centre of the TT to mark the spot.

Brent

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:54 PM

Awwww...

You cropped this picture so we can't see the curtains.

Sad

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:34 PM

SeeYou190

Awwww...

You cropped this picture so we can't see the curtains.

Sad

-Kevin

 

There you go Kevin, along with the final resting place of the Bat-O-Template. Having that template sure made things easy.

I think those curtains are developing a cult following as I also get comments on FB.Laugh

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:59 PM

BATMAN
I think those curtains are developing a cult following

No doubt, and they add personality to the layout room.

They look both completely out-of-place and like they belong there at the same time.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by snjroy on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:13 PM

I'm still waiting to see the Batcave on that layout Smile

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Posted by JDawg on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:42 PM

Holy color Batman! I think we need sunglasses!

JJF


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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 4:28 PM

snjroy

I'm still waiting to see the Batcave on that layout Smile

Simon

 

Now that's a cool idea!Laugh

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BATTRAIN1/videos 


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Posted by Billwiz on Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:28 AM

 

BATMAN

 

 
snjroy

I'm still waiting to see the Batcave on that layout Smile

Simon

 

 

 

Now that's a cool idea!Laugh

 

 

 

 

 
snjroy

I'm still waiting to see the Batcave on that layout Smile

Simon

 

 

 

Now that's a cool idea!Laugh

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:37 PM

Billwiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Yes

BATTRAIN is what my youtube page is called. Nothing on it currently though.

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BATTRAIN1/videos 


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