walthers turntable feedback?

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  1. Myowngod

    Myowngod Member

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    Has anyone heard of any reviews on the walthers prebuilt turntable? I'm starting a new layout soon and will need a turntable. This is the first time I'll ever have a turntable on a layout I've built. Is there any prep work or special heads up someone could offer? Other than the high price is the walthers table worth it?

    Here is my layout plan.
    http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/showphoto.php/photo/19237

    Thanks
    Ron
  2. Thoroughbreed

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  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Are you talking the pre-assembled, self indexing one that runs for about $250.00USD?
    I think that one is 125 scale feet. The Walthers kit one is 90' and can be motorized, but isn't self indexing.(I have that one).
    I hear they are nice. The only prep work you have is to cut a hole big enough. maybe some wiring. If you goto the Walthers website, you can actually read the instructions for the self indexing one. This will tell you what you need for prep work.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    There's a review in the August Railroad Model Craftsman.
    It comes in 130 and 80 foot lengths. There are 60 positions. They also have an N gauge 130 footer. Their reviewer liked it.
    It comes just short of fully assemble (add a bit of bridge detail) and the hard part is apparently transferring the template to the tabletop.