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    • November 14, 2017 8:40 AM EST
      • Pinon Hills, California
         
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      Building gallows turntable

        One of my winter projects will be to build a gallows frame turntable.

         I am looking for drawings so I can get started on this. Does anyone have a source?

         I googled it and their sources are out of date. The search program on LSC doesn't work on the mac!

         Thanks for the help!

    • November 14, 2017 9:39 AM EST
      • Marysville, Kansas
         
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      Brewer has a set for the turntable.  http://www.brewerplans.com/structures.htm

    • November 14, 2017 1:32 PM EST
      • Chatellerault, France
         
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      see my post

      http://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/26544/gallows-turnable-a-frame

    • November 14, 2017 1:33 PM EST
      • Santa Ana, CA
         
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      Here you go.

       

       

       

       

      Oh..., you wanted a gallows turntable.  That's very different.  Never mind!

      This post was edited by Todd Brody at November 14, 2017 1:39 PM EST
    • November 14, 2017 1:49 PM EST
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      groan

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    • November 14, 2017 2:10 PM EST
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      I like it! A dual purpose structure for the town. Could also be used as a platform for elected officials to spout off to the townsfolk.

    • November 14, 2017 2:11 PM EST
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      Jean-Gilles Durand said:

      see my post

      http://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/26544/gallows-turnable-a-frame

       

       

      Useless without pics.

       

    • November 14, 2017 3:33 PM EST
      • Chatellerault, France
         
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      The photos had disappeared, take the time to read further

    • November 14, 2017 4:16 PM EST
      • Chatellerault, France
         
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      Doug see this

      http://on30annual.com/scratchbuild-a-gallows-turntable/

    • November 14, 2017 4:22 PM EST
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      How far are you from the Orange Empire Museum? There's one out there. Take a ride and takes some pix and measurements.

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    • November 14, 2017 5:00 PM EST
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      Ken Brunt said:

      How far are you from the Orange Empire Museum? There's one out there. Take a ride and takes some pix and measurements.

      Is it still there?  I took this photo in 2012.  (Let me know if you want the large original - it's quite clear and shows lots of detail.)

       

      [Edit: So why won't it show my attached photo?  As an attached file, it works, but not as a photo.]

       

      IMG_3727CE-gallows-sm.jpg (218.52 Kb)
      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at November 14, 2017 5:05 PM EST
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    • November 15, 2017 9:40 AM EST
      • Curmudgeon at Large, Lynn Haven, FL
         
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      Doug,

       

      This may not be exactly a full size plan for G scale, but there is enough detail here to freelance one of your own from these plans. http://on30annual.com/scratchbuild-a-gallows-turntable/

       

      Not sure what scale you are working in, the drawings are in O scale (1:48). To go to other garden scales, blow the drawings up by the listed percentage:

       

      1:32 = 150%

      1:29 = 165%

      1:24 = 200%

      1:22.5 - 213%

      1:20.3 = 236%

      And for those in the 'Maine 2 Footer' scale, 1:13.7 = 350%.

       

      I also ran across a thread in another forum referencing Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette, Nov/Dec 1989 and Jan/Feb 1990 issues, in S scale (1:64) by Al Armitage.

       

      1:32 = 200%

      1:29 = 227%

      1:24 - 266%

      1:22.5 = 284%

      1:20.3 = 315%

      1:13.7 = 467%

       

      Note I have deliberately dropped the decimal on the percentage as most copy shops you might take the drawings to will give you a 'deer in the headlights' look if you start giving them anything other than whole numbers.

       

      And while digging for some kind of drawings, I ran across this forum post with some pretty detailed build information on a gallows turn table. It is for what looks like HO but the techniques might apply to, or be workable for G scale.  http://modelersforum.com/scratch-building/building-a-gallows-turntable-for-the-horace-and-william-creek-r-r/

      This post was edited by Bob Cope at November 15, 2017 10:08 AM EST
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    • November 15, 2017 1:11 PM EST
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      It is also with this article (published in RRL) that I built mine

    • November 15, 2017 8:02 PM EST
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      Just to be different why not build a square Gallows Turntable??

       

      Here are a couple of pictures of one I built several years ago for my railroad.  Right now it is still living in a garage cabinet waiting for the new railroad building to catch up to its installation point.

      It sat in a pit with a cement board bottom and uses a 6 inch Lazy Susan for the turning device.  Rust and grit in the turning device wasn't a problem as it was only out during operations.

      Rick

       

       

       

    • November 15, 2017 9:28 PM EST
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      Marty,

      Very nice turntable. Pacific Coast Models used to sell one of these years ago with a very nice scale model "spider"for the lazy susan. He might be out of business now. Haven't heard about him for years. Used to be at The Big Train Show here in Southern California (both at the Queen Mary and at the Ontario Convention Center.

    • November 16, 2017 3:34 AM EST
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      I built this one based on a picture I took at the Orange Empire Museum. 

       

       

       

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    • November 16, 2017 11:27 AM EST
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      Gallows turntables are my favorite kind. Maybe something about wood and cables. Those are nice models.

      Wish I had a layout and ability (tools, health) to make turntables, as for me half the fun is in the making.

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