turntable

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by brucemac11, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. brucemac11

    brucemac11 New Member

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    Does anyone make a turntable for N scale? If not, can someone suggest a place to go for plans? Thanks
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  3. brucemac11

    brucemac11 New Member

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    Thanks, Paul. $20.00 is only a couple cups of coffee these days so I guess it's worth a shot. I think maybe I should pick up a copy of the Walther's catalog.
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    Atlas makes an inexpensive smaller turn table that mounts on the table. You do not have to cut a hole in your tabletop for it.
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    One drawback with the Atlas tables VS the Walthers or Peco turntables, without the pit, it does not look as realistic.
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    Agree, but they work well for the price and fit in smaller spaces.
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    Will_annand Active Member

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    I have two Peco turntables and they are 6.25" outside diameter.
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    Sheesh!!

    I just realized that, in my first response, I managed to post the same link four times, rather than four separate links. (Yeah, and I dozed off in the rocker here at the rest home and spilled porridge as well . . .) OK, let's see if we can get it right this time around:

    http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-2613

    http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/552-1755


    http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/150-2790

    Might be a good idea for me to occasionally proofread my posts before I post them, rather than after.

    With apologies,
    Paul
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    wow

    I just finished installing mine, and here is how i did it. I came from 20 years HO, and had 2 Atlas TT's installed, the ease of use and stopping at each location worked great, but I really hated the look. So now that I moved to nscale, my buddy won the walthers 120 and gave it to me with the 6 stall, and I had of all things a tomix turntable. The tomix is about 35 percent smallerm, and works like a clock, perfect. The walthers is pathetic. Its plans are on one sheet (by the way, I motorized all of them) and you have to soder, glue and fit fittings that dont fit. I actually called walthers and told them how horrible the product was, and they sent me a union station to pacify me. Ifv you want I can post pic tures to night of the finished mounted product, and how I wangasteened the wiring.

    Rick aka vilefileman
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    brucemac11 New Member

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    Thanks for the info, vilefileman. So Tomix you like and Walther's, in your opinion, is not worth the $$? Is it the same one linked, four times...., in post #2? If it is, I've ordered it, and the motor from Walter's. When it arrives, I'll do a close inspection and if it looks too cheesy back it goes. Tomix isn't in the Walter's catalog but I should be able to find them somewhere on the web. I assume they're still in business. Bruce
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    Darn: I just bought the Walthers. GRRRRR:cry:
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    brucemac11 New Member

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    I decided to make a call to Caboose in Colorado and ask them about Nscale turntables. There is a rumor afloat that Walters is working on an N scale version of their HO turntable, that, according to the fellow I spoke with worked flawlessly. His thought was maybe sometime mid summer it might be available.
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    So, phone and complain and get your free structure kit. :D
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    Regarding the Atlas kit.

    1) There actually were covered pits in Prototype, so you can say its not fully unprototypical


    2) if you want an open pit look, a pasted on drawing of the hole, or a really good paint job can fake it as well as the flats we occassionally use for industries
  16. HPRL

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    I believe Walthers has the prebuilt in N Scale ready to go $249.00. It is suppose to be weathered and everything. I suspect one could find it at a 20% discount from some LHS.
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    Here are the pics:

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    !!Wow

    Not 1 comment about my pretty pics <sniff>
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    Poor manners on my part, please accept my apologies. Those are pretty pics. You're absolutly right about the quality of the kit - it is poor and the directions? Forget 'em. I think I'm going to whine and see what size bone they might throw my way. Bruce
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    Nice clean installation. Can't wait to see it when completed. Looks like you went with the Walthers Kit. How does the turn table match up with the tracks to the maintenance shed?