Turntable operational at last!

It’s been eleven months and 76 blog posts, but Pembroke at last has an operational turntable!  It has been quite a journey, to say the least.  There is a step up onto the turntable on the side that had the great MDF debacle; I’m hoping it will not need shimming, but I will reserve judgement […]

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Turntable Crank

November is always a slow month for the trains in our house.  It’s getting close to Christmas, and for the past eleven years, I’ve given photobooks that summarize the past year of the kids’ lives to all our family.  I spend most of the month, therefore, editing and curating photos. Anyway, this morning, while the […]

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Dentistry on the Turntable Pit

Those who saw this turntable at the Vancouver Train Expo this weekend already know about the disaster that befell the pit wall when I was completing the scenery. That part of the MDF that was not sealed before was still not sealed, and the swelling was nothing short of hideous. At the show, I talked […]

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Details on roundhouse tracks

The end of Daylight Savings Time yielded another marathon session of modelling this year. The overlap with Hallowe’en meant that I didn’t get quite as early a start as other years, but the extra hour was put to good use. Unfortunately, there is not much to show. I spent that hour – and a bunch […]

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Turntable details completed

Thanks to my masking tape plan, it didn’t take too long to get the walkways back onto the turntable. The masking tape kept the boards in order so all I had to do when I was ready to re-install them was peel them off the masking tape one at a time, scrape and sand off […]

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