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 Chuck Harrington Layout Photos 
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transpixel The center hub is a CDR disk, and then I cut wedges out of cardboard to form the sloped bottom of the pit. transpixel
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transpixel Plaster has been applied to the cardboard, and a turntable bridge but out of a pine scrap. transpixel
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transpixel The turntable mechanism is a finely geared DC motor that was obtained at a surplus house. (The surplus house no longer has this item) transpixel
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The center hub is a CDR disk, and then I cut wedges out of cardboard to form the sloped bottom of the pit. - Chuck Harrington (myflyertrains)
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Plaster has been applied to the cardboard, and a turntable bridge but out of a pine scrap. - Chuck Harrington (myflyertrains)
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The turntable mechanism is a finely geared DC motor that was obtained at a surplus house. (The surplus house no longer has this item) - Chuck Harrington (myflyertrains)
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transpixel Every Turntable needs a roundhouse, and a roundhouse needs a lot of windows. Here I experiment with making windows out of plastic canvas from a craft store. transpixel
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transpixel Not bad, and the windows move up and down, but this prototype turned out to be too large for my model, and will not be used. transpixel
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transpixel Moving on, I construct my smokestack using the one at the Savannah Roundhouse as a prototype. The upper portion of the stack is an HO kit, and the lower wood portion, like the prototype provides a water tank and rest rooms for the roundhouse work crews. transpixel
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Every Turntable needs a roundhouse, and a roundhouse needs a lot of windows. Here I experiment with making windows out of plastic canvas from a craft store. - Chuck Harrington (myflyertrains)
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Not bad, and the windows move up and down, but this prototype turned out to be too large for my model, and will not be used. - Chuck Harrington (myflyertrains)
Viewed: 1538 times.
Moving on, I construct my smokestack using the one at the Savannah Roundhouse as a prototype. The upper portion of the stack is an HO kit, and the lower wood portion, like the prototype provides a water tank and rest rooms for the roundhouse work crews. - Chuck Harrington (myflyertrains)
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transpixel Had to cut some styrafoam away to make room for the new roundhouse and turntable. This photo shows the roundhouse with the oversized window frames. The windows and walls were scrapped, and rebuilt to a size that was closer to correct scale. transpixel
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transpixel The model is really coming along now. Windows are closer to correct size, a partial roof now in place, along with the machine shop in the center and the smoke stack in the background. Some comprimises will have to be made in order to fit a turntable and 7 stall roundhouse into one loop of a figure 8 made from Flyer radiused track! transpixel
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transpixel  This is the real Savannah Roundhouse photo taken in 1974 before the machine shop totally collapsed.. Photo by Branan Sanders on the Library of Congress, National Parks service website. You be the judge as to weather I have captured the spirit of the Savannah Roundhouse in  my S scale model. 	  


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Had to cut some styrafoam away to make room for the new roundhouse and turntable. This photo shows the roundhouse with the oversized window frames. The windows and walls were scrapped, and rebuilt to a size that was closer to correct scale. - Chuck Harrington (myflyertrains)
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The model is really coming along now. Windows are closer to correct size, a partial roof now in place, along with the machine shop in the center and the smoke stack in the background. Some comprimises will have to be made in order to fit a turntable and 7 stall roundhouse into one loop of a figure 8 made from Flyer radiused track! - Chuck Harrington (myflyertrains)
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This is the real Savannah Roundhouse photo taken in 1974 before the machine shop totally collapsed.. Photo by Branan Sanders on the Library of Congress, National Parks service website. You be the judge as to weather I have captured the spirit of the Savannah Roundhouse in my S scale model.


- Chuck Harrington (myflyertrains)
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