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ENTERPRISE GOLD MINING COMPANY'S

GALLOWS TURNTABLE

The gallows turntable on the "ENTERPRISE GOLD MINING CO." was scratch built from plans drawn by Al Armitage that were published in the Nov\Dec 1989 issue of the Short Line & Narrow Gauge Gazette (pages 72-75). These plans are 1/64th scale  (S scale) but are a perfect size for the smaller On30 locomotives such as the Porter's and the Shay's from 'Bachmann'.

All I did was to slightly widen the gallows to accommodate the wider locomotives in 'O' Scale. The turntable motor was located in the shed at right of the photo which turned a large ply disc under the baseboard. While this part worked well, my indexing system didn't - ah well, back to the drawing board! In the end I discarded the indexing and judged the stopping of the table by eye, as can be seen in the photo below!