So I am at a bit of a loss when it comes to the two turntables I need - one for Dover NH and one for Conway. According to the B&M diagrams I found, both were 85' turntables. I am trying to avoid spending a fortune and so old brands are just as fine with me as newer ones (I use eBay a lot), and manual is fine though electric would be nicer. (I might go newer and expensive if there is no other choice, but I'd rather not spend over $500 just for two turntables.)
Well I have started my back drop and painting track. What a dramatic difference in the way the track looks. Really stunned by it. And I was also stunned at how well/smooth the back drop came out. Just followed the instructions from the books.
PS. That is primer on the back drop. It is no done.
There was a derailment in Saskatchewan yesterday, where 24 cars came of the track and
piled up in horrific ways.
Some interesting things to note in the photos from this event:
Times-Herald photos by Nathan Liewicki
I have finally laid the last section of rail on my rebuilt N Scale -Trenton Subdivision.
To Mark this milestone, I decided to have some fun.
After an exhaustive search. One that took me through Atlas, Peco, Micro Engineering, Fast Tracks, Proto87 Stores and so on I finally found some really prototypical track. I'll have to hand lay it, as all the finest tracks are.
I have installed some servo motors and control electronics purchased from Iowa Scaled Engineering for throwing the switch points. The experience has been very positive, and I cannot say enough about the great support that these guys provide for their products. They make it clear that the customer comes first. Here is a summary of my experience:
Maybe there's some ideas out there that you guys can help me out with. I bought a few Peco turnout motors with the extended drive pin, (PL-10E). Thinking that it would be long enough to mount underneath my bench work. With a mounting plate installed on a motor, the drive pin is only about an inch long. Over all with plywood, Styrofoam, cork road bed, and turnouts, (all installed), I need about an inch and three quarters. (1-3/4"). Can the drive pins be changed or added to? What else could be done? Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you.
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