Honest, I’m not procrastinating, really! Sometimes I do that when I’m not sure I can pull something off, but that’s not the case this time. I’m actually travelling, so it’s hard to make progress on the layout. I did spend some time thinking about how to line up the two ends of the turntable precisely. Being Proto:87, this alignment is going to have to be … Continue reading More Turntable Planning
Being made out of copper clad, wiring the turntable wasn’t so much a matter of wires as it was of gaps in the copper. I made the gaps with a scriber, rather than bothering with etching. It took more time to figure out where the lines should go than to make the lines themselves. Here is the top. The gaps are difficult to see, but … Continue reading Wiring the Turntable
A little more judicious sanding with the sanding drum in the Dremel tool yielded a freely-turning turntable. Curiously, it turns freely about 30 times and then it seems to bind up again. I may have more sanding to do yet, but I decided to move on to the next step. While I still had the top on, I marked its centre by clamping an arm … Continue reading Turntable Progress
Thanks to Andrew, the bonus tracks got glued down this evening. These are two extra staging tracks that may never be required, but I have room, and so I figured we may as well put them in. Perhaps it will be useful to store a few cars there. Andrew glued down the tangent sections, and we’ll finalize the ends and curves once the turntable is … Continue reading Bonus Tracks! and Turntable Progress too.