Re: [HOsteam] Re: Diamond Scale Turnable trucks
Sandy,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I have the twin girder version of the DS turntable. It also has at each end two small flangeless wheels that ride on an outside rail. On both ends of their axles are small castings that hold the axle (steel pin) in place.
No way for the axle to come out.
Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454
Chula Vista, CA 91921
From: Sandy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: HOsteam <HOsteam@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sun, Jun 23, 2013 9:54 am
Subject: [HOsteam] Re: Diamond Scale Turnable trucks
Thanks, Kenneth. The kit I am building is a different design. I am building the 75 foot small girder turntable. The bridge pivots on a small pin, about 1/4 inch, and the ends of the bridge are supported by dolly trucks on each end. The trucks hold two brass wheels each, which have the very small steel pin through the center. These brass wheels ride along the top of a circular rail which goes around the outer edge of the floor of the pit. The brass wheels do not have any flange or other guide to keep them in place, but rather fit into horizontal journals build into the truck frame. Nothing seems to hold the small pins in the brass wheels. They are not a tight fit at all, and so easily slide out if the truck is tilted (which obviously should not happen once the bridge is in place in the pit.)
Anyone out there who has built and operated this kit?
--- In HOsteam@yahoogroups.com, Kenneth Clark <kenrclark@...> wrote:
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