Hi all, I may have promised/bit off more than I can chew. I asked my two boys if they wanted a train yard or a roundhouse/turntable. At first my 6 year old said yard, but his little brother talked him into a turntable.
First, I don't own one, so I'm more than likely going to have to cobble one together basing it off of what Charlie did on his layout.
2nd, where do I put the darn thing? Attached is a picture of the currently as built with no track laid yet, so I am kind of open as to where.
4x10 on the left leg (Where the Mohawk is) 12x2 Across the back, and then 10x6 on the right leg.
I'm planning on having the right leg as an industrial area/harbor with cranes and a Hulett unloader, leaving the left leg for storage/yard possibility with some factory sidings So bringing things from right to left, and the left to right back to the harbor.
I'm having trouble visualizing how it would fit on the right without possibly extending that corner by another foot. I am using O-27 profile track but have lots of Marx O34 - O42 - O54 track to make things happen. The largest Loco I have is the Mohawk which measures about 22 inches, so I'm figuring 24 inches for a Turntable. I am in the building stages still so that does give me some flexibility when it comes to positioning.
The most that I may be able to add on that side would be a 1x2 section due to where my work bench is.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, "not going to happen, do a yard" would be ok too!