This is an example of the turntable I plan to install in the Quarry section of the layout. This is a bash of an Atlas HO turntable. Douglas van Veelan sells the H Frame Gallows Turntable that is sitting on top of the Atlas turntable in this photo. He also sells an A Frame Gallows Version. I picked up the HOn3 version from him in kit form. If you are interested, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I also ran across an Atlas HO turntable including an indexing motor and a roundhouse in water damaged boxes for $35.00.
The motor drive is continued in a cheap looking building enclosure. The railroader who bashed the Atlas turntable bashed it into this. The structure covers the power unit that powers the Atlas turntable.
I’m not sure I can match his craftsmanship but I’m sure going to try.
A second option for the roundhouse is the RDA Stone Roundhouse. This would be more likely to be found in a quarry spur. It is also spectacular. Envision it with the roundhouse implementation pictured at the top of this post.
RDA also offers a small stone engine house. I may also consider working this in, possibly in the Mining area.
A third option for the roundhouse is the Banta Sargent’s Roundhouse. Two of these would make sense in the Sausalito yards as they are similar to the actual roundhouses/engine houses that existed on the prototype.
The three stall roundhouse is perfect for the Sausalito Shops location. Size fits. Style fits. Number of stalls fit.
As I work on individual projects links to builders logs will be shown below.