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babbo_enzo

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Truss Turntable from a truss bridge ?
« on: November 16, 2010, 11:39:01 AM »
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Using a Central Valley truss bridge for a turntable?
http://www.cvmw.com/nscale.htm

Reading here .
"The top chord of each truss consists of two flat steel bars connected to adjoining steelwork at either end by large pins, hence the name 'pin-connected' pony truss. Many early twentieth century SP through truss (river) bridges were also of the pin-connected variety, but in their bottom chords"

I've an idea... use the trusses parts to modify the Walthers 130' Turntable to an SP Pony like this?
http://www.wx4.org/to/foam/sp/san_fran/turn/tables.html
Anybody think / do this?
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Re: Truss Turntable from a truss bridge ?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 01:56:03 PM »
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An alternative would be to use the etched bracing for girders detail parts from Gold Medal Models to scratch build some. You would probably need a few bridge kits to get enough material.
Alan Jannone
Shohola PA