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    • January 18, 2018 12:07 PM EST
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      Eric's Dizzy Loco Mik 2018 style

      A Roundy-Round is a very useful thing for any railway to have.  the W&Q is lacking so far in the roundy-round department. With the help of a saw and drill, and a bit of pressure treated two by- scrap material perhaps that can be remedied.

      at the Sheepscot yard in Alna Maine the WW&F railway museum built a great looking Roundy-Round for use by the big guys that prowl the area.  Some days they want to look north some days south.  what is a loco loco to do? (Loco means crazy in some parts and engine in others)

      the napkin drawing shows the results, this shows the how to in a snowy kind of way.

      when the snow melts a little one can see more details of the Roundy-round

    • January 18, 2018 12:12 PM EST
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      this will be fun and with your creativity will end up looking great.

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    • January 18, 2018 12:16 PM EST
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      Are you going to build the Spider?

      I was just looking at old pics of this type of rounder, the other day...

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    • January 18, 2018 12:18 PM EST
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      I machined wheels for the real deal, best do it on the model too!

    • January 19, 2018 10:36 AM EST
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      I have seen this "roundy round" in person and it doesn't get any more basic than what you guys built there which of course is the perfect approach to a narrow gauge RR. 

       

      That will be a great addition to your RR Eric. 

       

       

    • January 19, 2018 8:37 PM EST
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      I ran some two by through the saw today...i think tomorrow i will go tk the museum to help clear the right of way for summer and fall track laying.  They plan to run #9 in steam!  Guess i best go huh?

    • January 20, 2018 2:43 PM EST
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      Eric Schade said:

       

       (Loco means crazy in some parts and engine in others)

      And each one can involve eccentric cranks.

    • January 21, 2018 12:14 PM EST
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      A roundy round turn table......my favorite kind!

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    • January 21, 2018 5:26 PM EST
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      I used my Roundy Round saw to slice up my 2x?  i guess it was about 2x6, though I had cut some off it for some other project, so it may have been bigger, but it was only three feet long.  Is that OK?  it will have to do.  remember in 7/8th scale it would be a much smaller stick than if it were 1:29..

      i sawed four 10x16(scale inches) timbers full length (41 feet) then cut some 8x10s 12 feet long as ties

      the side timbers of the turn table are to be "bolted" together with spacers to leave an air gap to prevent rot.  I used bits of my two by as spacers, and glued the pieces together.

      I clamped everything securely

      I stood the main timbers upside down on the handles of the clamps and added cross ties.  I started with the end ones securely clamped and checked with a framing square.  then I filled in the rest.  Looking at the photos just now I probably added too many ties, but that just makes it stronger right?  that is what happens when your napkin plan is not to scale!

      there are a lot of well seasoned clamps in a boat shop!

      This post was edited by Eric Schade at January 21, 2018 5:39 PM EST
    • January 21, 2018 9:02 PM EST
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      thats a lot of clamps. Looking good so far Eric

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    • January 21, 2018 9:10 PM EST
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      Looks like exactly the number of ties needed to me.  Looking forward to seeing this come together.

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    • January 21, 2018 11:15 PM EST
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      Yes a lot of clamps...  But I bet he has a whole lot more...

       

      I'm going to make an embarrassing moment for Eric..   For those that don't know....  Eric designs, builds, and sells kayaks, canoes and other beautiful hand made wooden small boats.

       

      His business site.  http://shearwater-boats.com

       

      I could only dream of having one of his canoes...  

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    • January 21, 2018 11:22 PM EST
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      Thanks for the link Dave nice boats Eric. 

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    • January 22, 2018 11:55 AM EST
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      Thanks guys!  Devon look for something in the mail this week!

      I pulled the clamps off and posed my locomotive on the roundy round, just to see if it would match the napkin sketch...

    • January 22, 2018 1:00 PM EST
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      That looks great so far Eric.  I like simple.  Cant wait to see how you put it into your layout.  

    • January 22, 2018 1:27 PM EST
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      Looks like she'll fly.

    • January 22, 2018 6:27 PM EST
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      Looks even better with a loco on it, Eric.  I enjoyed browsing your website.  Good looking kayaks and canoes. 

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    • January 23, 2018 5:32 PM EST
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      i did some work on the Roundy Round in the past couple days.

      I added nails to represent the bolts used to assemble the timbers.  I could have used real nuts and bolts but that is way harder and more expensive.  This is in the style of MIK thus nails.... they are cheap and they were on my shelf! Ya gotta have a shelf!

      smallish finish nails for the sides, bigger finish nails to "hold" the cross timbers in place:

      Really Titebond III should do the trick by it self this is just for show!

      the larger finsh nails were long enough to pass right through the assembly and needed to be trimmed to length...ya gotta have tools!  I whacked each nail with a hammer to smooth the sharp bits left by the bolt cutters

      it took a bunch of nails to do the job!

      I planked the deck and laid two timbers for the rails.  I spiked the rails with little nails meant for weather gaskets on doors and windows.

      the turn table rolls on "ring rails"  I bent some rail when a freind brought over a rail bender...just the wrong diameter.  so I cut a plywood disk on my band saw and used that as a template to bend the rails the right amount.

      there is a post that will need to be mounted on the foundation for the roundy round.  i made the socket that the post fits from bits of brass, one turned on the lathe the other cut from a flat bar i had in my bin.  Ya gotta have a bin!

      I screwed the socket to the middle of the bottom of the table.

      i used the socket and my plywood template to line up the rails for spikes.

    • January 23, 2018 8:54 PM EST
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      Wow Eric, that is looking really cool! Everyone seems to be zooming through this challenge this year!

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    • January 23, 2018 9:26 PM EST
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      Ther is less fiddly work on this than Marion's library!

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