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    I know I am a pain, Who sells a turntable and roundhouse that will fit a Big Boy and other large engines. Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappywolf
    I know I am a pain, Who sells a turntable and roundhouse that will fit a Big Boy and other large engines. Thanks again
    Walthers has a 130' one you can buy, if thats not enough use CMR. There's another company too, but I cannot find the link...
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    Thanks Josh for the info, I will check it out. Later
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    Bowser makes a turntable as well. It can be had up to 135' I believe.

    UP had some problems when turning their "big" engines on their standard turntables which were in place before this loco arrived. Rather than to rebuild a turntable, they would empty out the cistern, (tank), of the engine, place the engine on the table, with the overhang on the tender end. They would then jack up the rear end of the tender enough to clear the rails and turn it that way.
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    They did all that just to turn the engines around ? Are you saying they also unhooked the tender then just turned the engine ? Thats alot of work ! Thanks for the new info !!!
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    Sorry , I miss read your email. Still turning those engines + tenders must have taken a long time. Did they have roundhouses just for those big boys ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappywolf
    They did all that just to turn the engines around ? Are you saying they also unhooked the tender then just turned the engine ? Thats alot of work ! Thanks for the new info !!!
    I am not aware of them unhooking the tender and turning each separately. They just drained all the water from the tenders tank and then jacked the rear up. This was only done rarely as most of the time there were other ways to turn these monsters.
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    Such as a fairly BIG wye...
    Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbaakko
    Walthers has a 130' one you can buy, if thats not enough use CMR. There's another company too, but I cannot find the link...
    I think Walthers also has a roundhouse that has extensions for added depth.
    Here is a link for CMR turntables: http://www.custommodelrailroads.com/turntable.html
    I built their 120' TT and it wasn't that hard to do. You just need to be careful and align the sidewalls of the pit perfectly. The kits are made of clear acrylic plastic parts;they're easy to work with, but hard on the eyes. Very friendly people to work with if you have any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbaakko
    There's another company too, but I cannot find the link...
    The other company would be Diamond Scale. The hobby leader in turntables for many years. http://www.diamond-scale.com/place_order.asp

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