Okay, you asked for it! Here is the video showing the operation of the Pembroke turntable. I looked for appropriate turn of the century background music, I really did, but this was the best I could find.Read More Turntable Video Posted
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 […]Read More Turntable operational at last!
It’s been a bit of a battle, but I think I finally have the turntable lock control finished. The original plan called for a flexible shaft to drive the pin into the sockets around the turntable edge. However, when push came to shove (so to speak), I found that the shaft had to flex too […]Read More Turntable lock: Rube would be proud
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 […]Read More Turntable Crank
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 […]Read More Dentistry on the Turntable Pit
Here is the presentation for my presentation at Vancouver Train Expo, Sunday, November 8 at 11.Read More Turntable Clinic at Vancouver Train Expo
I’m getting ready to show the turntable at Vancouver Train Expo this weekend, and so, I spent some time between working on my presentation to glue down some more ballast, basically covering the board. The gravel is my usual mix of light grey sanded grout and Pembroke dirt. The cinders are made from “Charcoal” sanded […]Read More A little scatter around the roundhouse