Best turntable decoder

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Best turntable decoder

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Post by pds24 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:48 am

Hi. I have a Bachmann motorised, indexed turntable. I need an 8-pin decoder to operate the turntable with DCC. Bachmann recommends (surprise, surprise) their 36-553 8-pin decoder; is there a better decoder to use?

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Post by Brian » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:28 am

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Re the decoder for your Turntable... IMO as its not a loco, any will do and the Bachmann one should be fine. I can see little point in purchasing a high quality decoder to turn the motor of a TT. Cheap and cheerful would be my choice
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Post by pds24 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:53 pm

Hi Brian. Thanks for both the welcome and the advice. Even though the turntable is indexed, I wanted each movement between indexes to be smooth.

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Post by Mike Parkes » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:28 pm

36-553s (rebadged ESU lokpilots) are decent enough - can need tweaking for steam locos but perfectly smooth in diesels IME so should be perfectly acceptable for a TT

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Post by pds24 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:15 pm

Thanks, Mike. I think that the Bachmann/ESU is probably the way to go.

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