David,  I am responding so you know you have made human contact.

I have only the three Bay Atlas O Roundhouse, but I had to cut/grind away some of the front apron to properly contact my Millhouse Studio Z 22" Motorized Turntable.  My added table area for the turntable does not allow for a bigger Roundhouse.  I will have outside stubs from the turntable for parking engines.  The Roundhouse is for repair purposes only.

Another Roundhouse Kit will give you more Bays, but you may have to cut the front apron to fit around whatever turntable you use.  I used Woodland Scenics plug and play lighting inside the Roundhouse. I have red LEDs above the doors to indicate if power is ON for that track.  I extended the middle Bay back though the rear wall for my Big Boy and Challengers.

There is a picture of the turntable upside-down to protect the painted Turntable well paint.  I am still building.  I may never finish.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

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David,  I am responding so you know you have made human contact.

I have only the three Bay Atlas O Roundhouse, but I had to cut/grind away some of the front apron to properly contact my Millhouse Studio Z 22" Motorized Turntable.  My added table area for the turntable does not allow for a bigger Roundhouse.  I will have outside stubs from the turntable for parking engines.  The Roundhouse is for repair purposes only.

Another Roundhouse Kit will give you more Bays, but you may have to cut the front apron to fit around whatever turntable you use.  I used Woodland Scenics plug and play lighting inside the Roundhouse. I have red LEDs above the doors to indicate if power is ON for that track.  I extended the middle Bay back though the rear wall for my Big Boy and Challengers.

There is a picture of the turntable upside-down to protect the painted Turntable well paint.  I am still building.  I may never finish.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

John - thank you for the reply.  That should be nice.  I didn’t have to cut mine to mate up with a 27” turntable.  I hope that expanding it will work out without much modification. 

David,

Sorry I don't remember the thread title, but there was a long discussion about RH and TT planning in the Track Planning sub-forum recently.  The crux of the discussion was how much space it took to use certain sized TTs and RHs together within the planners space restriction.  I believe the conclusion was reached based on the size of the structures and the distance required between the structures to have each stall's track reach the TT in some reasonable manner.  The primary factors governing the distance between structures were the size of each stall's doorway and the angle at which each doorway abutted the one next to it.  Thus, your 3 stall RH might work fine at a set distance from the TT, but increasing the number of stalls to 6 or 9 might require a distance or trackwork (complex with frogs near TT) change.

Suggest you draw a model of current base and add it to one side of current RH, layout track centers to TT, and see how it all lines up in available space before adding more stalls.

Chuck

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