On posts a page or two before mentioned the lack or unavailability of S scale turn tables.  It is an easy job to scratch build a turn table of any model rail road scale or size.  It does not have to cost $1000 to buy a turn table.  I built my turn table for less than $10 over 40 years ago and it is still running and I have posted how I built in a long OGR topic.

So do not let lack of turn tables in S scale keep you from going into S scale.

Charlie

to the question on S gauge turntables, Portlines Hobby Supplies makes turntables for S.  Check out Portlines.com

Can we discuss S guage here.....or do I need to join another forum. Been in O guage for 20 years ...and know nothing about S guage...like what’s available....who make track and I imagine it has different radius ..like my Atlas track ? Thanks for any help

 

Just about everything you need to know is posted on the National Association of S Gaugers Site (NASG):

NASG site

There are photos of past and present locomotives and rolling stock, track, structures, vehicles, and all sorts of tips about modeling in S gauge. There are three basic "camps" in S: 1) American Flyer for those who want to run or collect the style of trains similar to the past; 2) scale for those who want to model as closely to the prototype as possible or "reasonable"; and 3) high-rail, which uses taller track than scale modelers and deeper wheel flanges similar to what the American Flyer locomotives and rolling stock use, but whose modeling can otherwise be as prototypical as scale modelers or somewhat less. The distinction is important because high-rail wheels often do not work on scale track because the flanges hit the ties and because high-rail wheels cannot go through scale switches. On the other hand, scale wheels can work on high-rail track but cannot go through high-rail switches. The NASG site does cover this topic in depth.

Nessmuck posted:

Can we discuss S guage here.....or do I need to join another forum. Been in O guage for 20 years ...and know nothing about S guage...like what’s available....who make track and I imagine it has different radius ..like my Atlas track ? Thanks for any help

 

This is the place!

The OGR forum guys have graciously allowed S Scale/HiRail/Flyer enthusiasts their own little corner to roam free where ever the two rails go.

Rusty

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