Re: [HOsteam] Diamond Scale Turnable trucks

Ken Clark

Diamond Scale makes several turntables; I won't guess which one is your concern.
Instead I remember building an A Frame strong-arm turntable many years ago, center support
only for the bridge. The center base had several wheels riding on a circular track for support.
Each wheel was on a half axle that fit into a hole in the base. The wheels were held in place
by the circular rail and the weight of the turntable bridge. The half axles were permanently attached
to the wheels.
Your concern is valid, I would probably solder the pin in place (or Lok-Tite) before assembly. Now if the
pins press fit into the base, then the pins must not be bonded to the wheel.

Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454
Chula Vista, CA 91921

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandy <>
To: HOsteam <>
Sent: Sun, Jun 23, 2013 7:45 am
Subject: [HOsteam] Diamond Scale Turnable trucks

I am building the Diamond Scale turntable and I have a concern about the dolly
truck. The kit has small steel rods to be inserted through holes in the center
of brass wheels. This assembly is the placed into a journal, closed with a
journal lid. The brass wheels ride along the top of the circular rail in the
bottom of the pit.

The steel pin is a loose fit into the brass wheel. If tilted, the pin slips out
easily. My question is whether there is a need to somehow fix the pin in place,
maybe a drop of CA, or if that would interfere with the functioning of the
wheels. I concern is that once the TT bridge is installed and the TT put into
operation, they pin may work out of place.

Am I imagining problem that does not exist, or am i missing something that
should be done to secure the pin in place?

(Please forgive the cross-posting if you see this question on other group

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