peco turntable

Post Reply
tommyrob123
Posts: 46
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:31 am
Contact:

peco turntable

#1

Post by tommyrob123 »

hi all, i am looking at installing the peco NB- 55 TURNTABLE. i am not bothered about motorizing it yet, quite happy to use m y hand. i do have one thought though, when you attach the track power won't it short when you alter direction. ie- won't + become -. using dcc system.
thanks for your thoughts.
User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 2228
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: peco turntable

#2

Post by Steve M »

It won't. The split copper ring and contacts will take care of polarity.
"Not very stable, but incredibly versatile." ;)
User avatar
Brian
Site Admin
Posts: 1711
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Location: SE Kent
Contact:

Re: peco turntable

#3

Post by Brian »

Have a look at the little video I produced that shows the swapping of polarity as the Peco TT rotates https://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/DCC-Pag ... turntables (Scroll down a tad to the video) It may help your understanding further. Note the entrance/exit tracks polarity.:D
Image << Click the Icon to go to my website
tommyrob123
Posts: 46
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:31 am
Contact:

Re: peco turntable

#4

Post by tommyrob123 »

thanks for the video brian. explained everything. one more question, i have had no experience of n scale and i believe the couplings are different from 00 scale. are they better or a pain
User avatar
Brian
Site Admin
Posts: 1711
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Location: SE Kent
Contact:

Re: peco turntable

#5

Post by Brian »

N couplings are totally different to tension lock coupling used on OO UK items.
The N gauge coupling is a knuckle style and can be considered much like the very old Hornby Dublo coupling was, but smaller. You can lift a wagon or carriage out of a rake in a straight up lift where OO tension lock has to have both hook arms lifted to uncouple and the wagons etc pulled away on one side to release it.
Image << Click the Icon to go to my website
tommyrob123
Posts: 46
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:31 am
Contact:

Re: peco turntable

#6

Post by tommyrob123 »

keep this up Brian and I won't need to go anywhere else. last one for now i promise. when i had 00 gauge i found that i preferred Bachmann to Hornby as the motors were more powerful. in your opinion what make should i look for in n gauge, bachmann, kato, flechmann etc
User avatar
Walkingthedog
Posts: 3676
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Location: HAZLEMERE, BUCKS.
Contact:

Re: peco turntable

#7

Post by Walkingthedog »

Depends what country you are modelling.
Nurse, the screens!
tommyrob123
Posts: 46
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:31 am
Contact:

Re: peco turntable

#8

Post by tommyrob123 »

hi, i would like to stick with steam from wherever.
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest