Matt By: Matt

rotating into position

New decking and brick built rails ( stolen from BS Yoto ) on the turntable.

I incorporated a visual warning pattern into the end of the turntable to help protect the minifig workers.

 

Dummy rail car is released and moves under gravity power (the floor under this table is slightly out of level) demonstrating the match between the fixed rail and the turntable.

  • logan bailey 5y

    Awesome works great!
  • Will 5y

    perfect alignment! how did you manage to not over (or under) shoot it?
  • Matt 5y

    My secrets to not over or undershooting the fixed track is slow rotational speed, practice, and luck.

    The vertical alignment was also luck. I was hoping that LEGO train wheels would line up vertically with an integer plate height, but in the end it was just luck.

    Now comes the fun part, building and aligning the radial track segments. The ones that line up at 90 deg. intervals are a piece of cake, it is all of the ones that go in between that are going to cause problems. ;-)
  • nekonaru.letao 5y

    This is actually exactly how I imagined a LEGO turntable working!
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