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Help Please!


I am designing a turntable intended to accomodate long locos and finding that the design process is hampered by the lack ofpublished loco dimensions.

I now need to finalise a design and decide whether to go for a TT bridge length of about 40" (on my proptotype mockup that looks about right) designed to handle Connies, Aristo and LGB Mikes, Bachmann and Accucraft K-27s


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I can also accomodate all the above plus the Accucraft K-28 and Aristo Mallet - at least one with a 14.5" USRA tender - if I go another inch or two? I can tolerate an inch or so of overhang at each end.


Please could some kind soul give me an overall wheelbase length (centre of front pilot/pony wheel to centre of rear tender wheel) measurement for the Accucraft K-28 and Aristo Mallet with USRA tender?

Very Many Thanks in advance



Mike
 

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For the big Accucraft locos you'll need more then 30" for a turntable. How big are they though I do not know for sure, but I do know for sure you'll need more than 30".



40" may be right on.
 

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For the mallet or big boy, no less than 48 inches, I would go 50 inches
and get them all.

Ken owner of K&K the road to nowhere
 
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