New Turntable For The ACTRR

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    I had a brain storm today and decided to get rid of the CMR table I had and put in a Walthers indexed table. I will keep you all updated as the progress continues and the outcome of the table operation.

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    Wet scenery to remove buildings and track.
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    Track and buildings removed and old table removed.
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    New table test fit into place and seems to fit fine.
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    This is from the south end of the yard.
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    I will be trying to get it mounted and operational then weather it with some chalks.
    Mike
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW Mike, i like it, im anxious to see the scene put back together :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  3. steamhead

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    Wow...That's some yard..!!! Kinda makes me want to change to N.....:cry:
    Good luck with the brain storm...!!:thumb:
  4. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Guys , I got the thing wired up temporarily and seems to work well.
    I got it screwed down and ready to rock.
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    Mike
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Mike, i really like the new TT, good work as always :mrgreen: :thumb: Keep it up :wave:
  6. seanm

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    What brought you to the decision to remove the CMR?
  7. Boilerman

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    Mike,

    I have the same turn table on my layout and in my opinion is one of the best items that I have purchased only second to the DCC system that I had mixed emotions about getting, the turn table is easier to program and works flawlessly which makes it a joy to operate.
    It adds a lot to the operations of your railroad.
  8. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Boilerman .
    Sean the CMR was too small and the pickup system for the bridge tracks needs tweeking and I just never fooled with it. The CMR table does operate nicely though.
    Thanks , Mike
  9. Wiredup

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    its a great table eh?
  10. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Here are a couple of pictures of the progress.
    The shortened Atlas Roundhouse had to go as it was too wide with the 15deg angles.
    I took a modern Walthers house (10deg.) and shortened both ends for a total length of 8" and then angled one wall of the Walthers Machine Shop and moved the smoke stack from the side to where you see the base now in the picture to decrease the over all width of both structures and I should now have room for some extra tracks off the table.
    As you can see I need to do some more scenery removal to fit them.

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    Mike
  11. Boilerman

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    Looking Good

    Mike,

    Looking good, :thumb:

    Makes me wish that I was home to work on my rolling stock, can not work on the layout as it is still in storage and I am working on the East coast, won't be home until next June (spending the holidays here as well).

    Merry Christmas,

    Dennis Bravo (AKA Boilerman)
  12. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Dennis , Bummer! Hope you can get back home soon.

    Thanks , Hope all is well with you all.

    Happy Holidays , Mike
  13. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Here they are with shortening and angling complete and roofs cut and constructed.
    This is no easy task as every piece has to be cut seperately and shortened. Also a template of the floor was made to use for the layout cutouts for the pits in the roundhouse and the pits were shortened and installed.
    They are now ready for paint and them final construction.
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    Mike
  14. Wiredup

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    wow, thats lookin really good! i gotta redo mine this weekend, there be issues!
  15. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    No not unless you are modifying the roundhouse.
    Thanks , Mike
  16. Wiredup

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    no, no mods. I'm just using the Union Roundhouse and I can't get the house tracks lined up properly. I thought I had it...but it's all messed up. I got the feeders all installed already too. :(
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    Wired...It may be easier to re-align the tracks...feeders or no feeders...than to tear into the roundhouse....Angled buildings are a real bear to get "straight"....
  18. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    What Gus said!!!!!
    announce1:thumb:wall1
    Mike
  19. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Wired , you can get any angle with this table but it may require you to move the house forward or backward from the track to get it and you will need a small straight something to lay in the house and extend out over the pit to align all the tracks.
    The Modern house is set back 1 15/16" to get the proper alignment.
    If the house you are using is also 10deg spacing it will likely need to be set back the same or close to it.

    Mike
  20. Wiredup

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    yea it's the other walthers house, 6 stalls. Union Roundhouse I think.

    I got a busy weekend with other things, but will try and tackle this on Tuesday night...