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21.04.2014
There's never always anything but generally a turntable would have a run thru track since they tend to cluster facilities around an engine service facility. This particular tail track was in place, I believe, to allow a hostler locomotive to pull a longer dead unit or consist up to the turntable (in cases where the dead power plus the hostler unit exceeded the length of the TT), with the hostler unit running beyond the TT and cutting off to allow the other units to be turned, at which point the hostler would shove the other power back down. There are three entry tracks to the turnable, each of which is aligned with a service track. Most people who don't mention scale are in HO, so I'll assume that's what you are talking about.
Walthers has built a diorama of some of the HO kits in 4X8, so it's possible, depending on what you want it to include. Some of these models take up specific amounts of space and require specifc track spacings, so without knowing the full list that you are trying to accommodate, it's hard to offer advice. Here's an HO example taken from a custom track plan for one of my clients based on the 90-foot Walthers turntable, six-stall roundhouse, etc.
So once you draw out all the components to scale, it may be a bit of a challenge to make them fit in a realistic way.
One thing that is very rare on the pototype, but was used in a couple of track plans by John Armstrong, is to use a curved switchback to connect the lead into the engine terminal. I have 4 Different Roundhouse Kits and as I was working on setting up my first HOn3 Roundhouse which is a 7 Stall reproduction of the Rio Grande Southern I must of tryed more than 60 differ Track plans before I desided on the 7 Stall in Ridgway Colorado.
I recently posted this picture of the Atherton engine facility asking if anyone could spot the deliberate error.
I could still possible shuffle things around, with the exception of the ash pit which obviously is sunk into the base board close to the turntable. You can't use both tracks anyway if you are receiving coal and sand, so just make one track the through track. Steam was long gone from the AC&Y by the time I was hanging around so I never saw it in action.
I would not expect to find an ash pit near a Espee roundhouse unless you were in Northern New Mexico. I can recall an old layout article In MR in maybe the 1950s about a Wisconsin, Milwaukee Road branch which had minimal engine facilities. I would not want to be the guy putting 25 or 30 tons of coal into a tender with one of those bucket or wheel barrow operations.
I took my time deciding just which project of over 300 I have planned for My Rio Grande Southern RR Circa 1930-40 I wanted to start first.
Finally I decided on the Rico 3 Stall Engine house that was able to hold up to 6 Engines of the RGS Narrow Gauge RR. I looked around the internet to see if anybody still offered a Kit of the Rico Colorado 3 Stall engine house and found one pre built for $650.00.
In the following Photo I started by building a mock up of the two longest walls to get a better feel as to the size of the engine House.
The next photo is the Plastruct Brick sheet applied to the Black styrene and the basic mortar applied as well as the individual bricks I added over the door and windows (not finished yet) to look like arched windows on the original structure.
I still have a lot of work to go as I figure what I have done so is about 10% of the model so far and I hope the 120 days I started with allow me to finish this model in time. To get the used brick look I will turn the aluminum X-acto handle over to the end with no blade on it and rub the flat surface of the end here and there on the brick and the metal from the handle leaves a little black behind.


Depending on what kind of brick building I'm building (new or old) I also use flat acrylic white and light gray paint applied with my fingers and rubbed into the mortar areas. I have used the ruff side of un-tempered Masonite for a yard base a few times and glued my track right to the Masonite but WOW is it noisey. It's great that you saw this in my photos of the Homasote and came up with the Masonite Idea. Mikron Model RailwaysWe are official stockists for Hornby, Bachmann, Graham Farish, Peco, Woodland Scenics, Gaugemaster, Wills, Ratio, Metcalfe, Humbrol, Superquick and Brio.
The railroads wouldn't build any kind of safe tracks on the other side of the approach tracks, if they are not needed or used.
A turntable out at the end of a branch line might have nowhere to go beyond it and just be used for turning a loco but most of the time the railroad would a have a use for the space beyond the pit so would have some tracks over there. I can't imagine ever running anything bigger than a Mikado or possibly a Pacific which is why i bought an 90 foot turntable but it would be interesting to know the lengths of various locos.
As you can see, it takes up a good portion of the 4X8 even before you connect the lead tracks.
By laying things out on the diagonal and using that switchback, one might be able to get an HO version to fit on a 4X8 with minimal additional trackage. Engines uncouple, back round the train a short way and then can head to the inbound service track. The coaling facility is under construction and could fit either between water and ash on inbound or just before sand on outbound. The blueprints were scanned and then section at a time placed on an Illustrator art board and line art created. Think of a terminal that coaled through trains that were powered by articulated or Texas types or Berkshire locomotives.
A loco has to get into a roundhouse under its own steam and assuming that you drop the fire into the ash pit, you’re on borrowed time. But I’m leaning towards water, coal and ash (in that sequence) on the inbound track and sand on the outbound. Basically, start small and upgrade as appropriate as my operational plan increases traffic.
Some of the structures I have planned will take 1 to 2 years to scratch build others only a few weeks. I figure I can buy enough scratch building supplies for $650.00 to build 8 or 9 of the Main Structures I need for my Rio Grand Southern so I started reading the many articles I have in Books and Magazines the explain in good details what the Engine House looked like plus I found a few full dimensional drawings of the interior and exterior of the structure and figured this would be a great project for the 120 day challenge and a great starting point for the Rico Yard on my Rio Grande Southern RR. You can still get a vague Idea from what can be made out as what the engine house looks like. At first I tried white foam core as the basic walls but I didn't like the material as I started cutting out the windows. That way I will be able to keep the model away from all the other base construction needed to build the Rico Yard.
Sometimes it appears to be a service track long enough to accommodate a loco and other times it appears to be just a short little length of track as if to keep the loco from inadvertently running off the other end of the table.
There's lots of vintage photos in books and online so you could look at facilities and try to find one similar to your modeled scene to see how the real railroads handled it. The total area is 28" long and 21 inches wide down to 9 inches wide at the 50 foot HOn3 scale turn table.


After turning (possibly with a stop over in the engine house) they exit on the outbound track and can run around to the head end of a newly assembled Westbound train. A single outbound track off of the turntable quickly split into two - outbound road power and outbound to the yard. So, I can't definitively answer the question of why the ash pit was placed where it was. The engine was coaled using a bucket hoist coaling shed, a water tank or standpipe provided the water and cinders were dumped on top of a piece of sheet iron covering the ties.
The facilities can be small like the fore mentioned bucket loader or extensive like the ones in Walthers Catalog.
I plan to build every and all structures on their own removable base so should I ever move I can pack each Model in its own save container. I went to a lot of trouble to make sure they were well balanced and before I'm finished each post will have a concrete footing under them.
After it has dried completely I take 320 grit and 400 grit sand paper and scuff it down to the brick layer.
Masonite would be to thin for the base as I needed the extra Thickness for the service pits.
I believe one of the blogs on here shows some very good branch type engine terminals in the comments.
Now you would understand the need for more than one track, it depends on the work that was needed to be done. I also will drag an X-acto blade laid on its side across the brick to remove excess mortar off the surface of the brick. My brick work in the photo is in no way finished yet I still have work to be done and excess mortar to be removed as well as weathering to be done. I thought I'll just make my own the old way by scribing clear styrene and then use black Indian ink in the scribed lines. Also as was mentioned the engine may be coaled and watered on the way in or the way out depending on the work that was needed. This was much harder to cut but made a much firmer structure and a great base to attach the Plastruct HO Scale Rough Brick sheets I was going to use as the brick surface and made the perfect thickness for a Brick structure once I applied the brick to both sides.
Basically when a steam engine came in they drop ash, get washed, get inspected, and go to the Roundhouse for service or storage. Next call to duty they get turned the right way, get coal, get water, and get sand, and head out. There are lots more reasons to do something or not to and there lies the interesting thing about maintaining the steam locomotive. I have a scratchbuilt turntable myself that is going to need to go somewhere after about 20 other projects.



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