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NPC Turntables & Roundhouses

Atlas Turntable Bash 1

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 walthoward@gmail.com .

H Gallows Turntable

I also ran across an Atlas HO turntable including an indexing motor and a roundhouse in water damaged boxes for $35.00.

Atlas Turntable

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.

Atlas Turntable Bash 2

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 Stone Roundhouse

RDA also offers a small stone engine house.  I may also consider working this in, possibly in the Mining area.

RDA Engine House

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.

Banta Sargents Roundhouse

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.