Atlas turntable drive

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Glen Haasdyk, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I just installed my atlas turntable drive. What a Racket! This is the older drive that has all gears and I'm guessing thats where all the noise comes from. Now I know atlas redesigned the drive unit does anyone know if its quieter?
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    From what I understand Atlas went to a belt drive on the newer drives.
    I replaced the gears on one of mine with a belt and pullies from a VCR.

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  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Looks like a great setup but I think the wife wouldn't appriciate me pulling parts out of our VCR to fix mine. I think I'll be going to get the new drve, In fact when My better half hears this current one fire up she'll probably buy it herself!
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Vcrs have gotten so cheap that no one fixes them anymore. You might find a used one for free to haul it off if you look around.
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    The new TT drive is a belt drive and much quieter than the old gear drive.