New walthers roundhouse

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by nicknero, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. nicknero

    nicknero Member

    Just got the kit and it looks like there is no room for tracks so my engines to roll in does anyone have one of these if so what did they do
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    What did you mean by "no room"? Are the bays too short? Does the radius match the turntable? Is the building too big for the space you have? Inquiring minds want to know...:thumb: :D
  3. nicknero

    nicknero Member

    well if you buy the kit I ment it had plastic rails in it which is odd sorry if I dont seem right Im sick and out of it so ya the plastic rails feel right and it seems odd
  4. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    nicknero, I can't tell you from experience with this model, but ya can't hardly have plastic
    rails and get a loco into the roundhouse under its own power. Are there maybe grooves
    in which to insert metal rails? Does it come with an instruction sheet? (not tryin' to be a smarta**, just askin')

    Hey, Bob, are you proselytizin'????????
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    That does sound kinda odd, guess I'll have to look that one up, my only experience being the Heljin ones of old.

    Nope, Cid, just lettin' folks know up front where I stand:thumb: :D
  6. nicknero

    nicknero Member

    no groove and the instructions say nothing about them either I thought there woul at least be a thing where they make you by the rails to insert into it from walthers and you had to select the code
  7. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Here's their customer service numbers, sounds like they owe you a little info!! (please include your full name, mailing address, and daytime phone number),
    or feel free to talk to a real person by calling 1-800-4TRAINS (1-800-487-2467) or 1-414-527-0770, (8am-5pm CST, Monday - Friday).

    Good Luck!
  8. Skammer

    Skammer Member

    Do you have the Modern Roundhouse?

    I have the Walthers 3-stall roundhouse (actually two of them combined to make 6 stalls), and the floor of the building had slots to slide the rails into. I would expect that the design for both structures would be similar.
  9. nicknero

    nicknero Member

    thanx Ill have to look into it because this was a bday present to myself and I dont know why Im worrying about it now I havent got my turn table yet
  10. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I suspect it would have slots in the floor for track to slide in. Since the same roundhouse could be used for modelers using code 100, 83, or code 70 rail, it would make sense to make it without the rail so the individual could put in the same size rail that they were using in their engine facility.

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