You Spin me right round !!

Taking a wee breather from lining the rest of the 27 up just so I dont get bogged down by it or send my eyes squiffy.

Thought I would make a start on the first piece of infrastructure.

I’m starting at the Turntable end of the track layout.

This is the London Road Models kit. Which is actually a LNWR based COWANS SHELDON table but I will be modifying it to become a Lanky one.

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The etchings are very clean and crisp. The instructions are clear.
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I have a copy of the original drawing for the table that was installed at Holmfirth to help me with details and measurements.

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Here Is the first part folded

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this was done using my latest tool purchase

The 8″ hold and fold. Brilliant piece of kit. makes folding a doddle.
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I am currently working on the deck adding rivet detail

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Rivet detail added to overlays before fitment.
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Progress is slow but steady on the table.
with rivet detail being added as I go.
the first balance wheel has been attached tonight.
Starting to resemble a turntable now.
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Work on the turntable is progressing well. The super structure is now complete. Attention has turned to adding the final details.
The deck is all planked up now with individual wood sleepers.
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All thats left to do with the sleepers is trim and shape the two end ones to match the deck and stain to resemble creosote.

Glue holding the sleepers down is now dry. The end sleepees have been shaped. The lock lever and finishing plate fitted.
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Single stantions added along with the handle to push the table round. All to be repeated on the opposite side. Fit the track. Chair up the well and dress well with Yorkshire stone.
Paint and weather.

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Now awaiting the locomotech turntable drive kit. Once this is installed Yorkshire paving will be fitted into the well and dressed stone sides. The deck will be painted and timbers creosoted. Then track laid. Very happy with the results

Started on details in the well today. Split into eight segments each lined with two rows of paving. A course of paving will be going around the outer edge of the segments then infilled with Yorkshire cobble. Then the well edges finished with dressed stone.
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This little baby turned up today. This will be powering the turntable around.

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I hope to come up with some electronics to automatically stop the table in the correct position every time too. Watch this space.

This motor and box combination turns the table at 2 rpm. Which should look quite authentic to being pushed by 2 men.

Right back on with the well. As per the original drawing. Yorkshire built turntables had Random stone walling on the side wall of the well.
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Think I have managed to catch the feel of the random Yorkshire stone

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Just need to finish the mad amount of single shaped slaps to go around the top of the well and around the tops of the segments.

update time.

Slabs around the top of the well and around the segments are all finished.

after this the segments were infilled with random yorkstone

then an overall wash of york buff was carried out followed by a slightly darker wash .
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finally I have given the whole well a few coats of oil and grease wash. Natural wash. with moss picked out using tamiya textured paint in green and Khaki.
next step is small amount of rust wash around the chairs .
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