Lazy Susan (bearing, not my sister)

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Lazy Susan (bearing, not my sister)

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Post by Bandit Mick » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:23 pm

Suggestions please. I'm installing a small manually operated turntable in my fiddleyard and need a lazy susan type bearing or similar on which to screw the turntable (a piece of ply). Any suggestions of a supplier or shop where I can buy one would be most appreciated.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:36 pm

So I typed 'lazy susan bearing' in to Google and immediately came up with this. Why don’t you give it a try? :D


https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/index ... =4747_5233
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Post by Bandit Mick » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:54 pm

Thanks for your quick response WTD. This came up first for me too. Just wondered if anyone had any other suggestions or had used a different method.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:59 pm

I guess it depends how smooth you want it to rotate. A bit or dowel in a hole might suffice.
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Post by Brian » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:01 pm

Hi
Station Road Baseboards do a 295mm dia baseboard turntable base (never used one though!) ... https://www.stationroadbaseboards.co.uk/ Look under 'Baseboard Fittings' heading.
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Post by Forfarian » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:12 pm

Dismantle an old microwave should be what your looking for, it might even have a gear box!
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Post by RAF96 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:52 pm

I had a 12” diam approx TV turntable for a while, often seen on-line as the basis for a spray booth turntable.
For a simple wagon turntable often seen in industrial sites for 90 degree wagon swings a simple DVD/CD case will work in conjunction with a butchered CD as the track base.

For my loco TT I used a 1/4” stereo jack plug and socket as both the pivot for the TT bed and power transmission across the void. I used stereo as I wanted to have LEDs telling me of the TT bed DCC ‘polarity’ so I could DPDT switch it to match the input road. Simples.

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