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Question instead of a comment: were the cables metal? It appears that you painted them rust colored. I built this model 20+ years ago but never painted the cables as I wasn't sure what they were and it doesn't look right with the clear nylon. Okay a comment also: very good job of explaining how you assembled it.
I figured they pretty much had to be metal but just wasn't sure. You're right, the turnbuckles should have tipped me off. Thanks for answering my question.
A great article with great photos. Using the shaft with a handle attached to turn the table was a great idea. Well done.
Geared is the way to tight radii and steep grades. Ghost River Rwy. "The Wet Coast Loggers"
I may be mistaken, but, from my interpretation of the figure captions, it appears figure 13 and 15 are swapped. Figure 13 shows the NBWs, but the caption for Figures 14&15 discuss there placement - the caption for Figures 12&13 discuss the truss rod saddles, but I believe they are part of the illustration in Figure 15.
Also, the article discusses "truss rods", but this post is discussing "truss cables" - the prototype probably did use rods and not cables.
I gave the article a rating of 5 anyway - most of it merits a high rating.
N Scale (1:160), not N Gauge. DC (analog), Stapleton PWM Throttle.
Proto-freelance Southwest U.S. 2nd half 20th Century.
Keep on trackin'
Thank you for the comment, Bill.
It was fun to build the turntable - and I like photography.
You're right, fig 14 shows the NBWs at the underside of the bridge. With fig 14 & 15 you see the top of the bridge and the NBWs attached to the "metal plates". You see I cut the NBWs smooth and glued them with CA to the plates, quite a few. At the prototype there would be connecting rods I think.
I visited this table back in 2006, I seem to remember this turntable has cables... but unfortunately all my pictures are on the "frozen" drive.
[Edit: NOT cable! RODS!!!]
I found my Camera drive last night... and it still had most of the pictures still on it!!! YIPPEE!!!!!
So here's some pictures of the Law's Turntable!!
[I'll post the pictures once I have them up on my facebook page!]
Alas, My battery Died half way through the visit... luckily, there was a second day upon which I could make a visit!
Great pictures from Laws. Thank you very much.
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