Turntable

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C37
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Turntable

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Post by C37 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:50 pm

I would like to have a turntable on my layout.

Other than Hornby (which is much more elaborate than I would like!), what options are there?

Is it possible to scratch build your own?

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Steve M
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Post by Steve M » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:06 pm

Have a look at the kit from Peco - excellent model which can be easily motorised with a kit fro Locomotech.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:56 am

I agree with Steves choice. I have one plus the motor. Excellent.
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Post by Paul-H » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:24 am

I also went with the Peco offering but then went with the Merg Turntable controller & Motor, now have a fully indexed motorised turntable for under £100 with the closest commercial option being around £500.

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Post by bulleidboy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:20 am

I have the same as Steve M and WTD - in fact I have two. The Locomotech turns so slowly that it is very easy to line-up the tracks when turning. The motor has a gearbox attached and it turns at 2rpm. Of equal importance, it is very quiet. I see very recently that Peco have now produced there own motor attachment for the turntable - I have not read any reviews, so don't know how good this is. The Locomotech motor is a solid piece of kit.
The Peco turntable is very easy to assemble.
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Post by Ron S » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:23 pm

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