Turntable

dunnyrail

dunnyrail

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25 Oct 2009
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We had one of these on the Ruschbahn, the gearing is tiny barely suitable for a 00 Gauge Turntable. That got trashed very quickly. Then the Track Connections kept getting mashed up by general outdoor detritus as did the underneath Ball Bearing and Plastic Wire to keep the Balls apart System. In the end it became only just about usable with loads of fettling before each Operating Day. In my humble view not suitable for outside use. But probably very good inside a Shed or such like.
 
idlemarvel

idlemarvel

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Yes I can imagine any equipment like this is likely to suffer outside. The one on sale from grootspoor was only used indoors according to the owner. I wonder how Gizzy Gizzy will get on with the Heyn version?
 
Gizzy

Gizzy

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26 Oct 2009
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Yes I can imagine any equipment like this is likely to suffer outside. The one on sale from grootspoor was only used indoors according to the owner. I wonder how Gizzy Gizzy will get on with the Heyn version?
I'm planning to bring mine indoors when the weather is a little bit too inclement Dave?

And definitely during winter....
 
Gizzy

Gizzy

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It's been a long time, due to illness and generally being busy and not getting much time at home.

But I found time to have a look at installing the turntable this morning.

I tried to understand the instruction booklet that came with it, which is written in 'Dinglish' (Deutche English), but I'm still struggling to get my head around it.

I did work out that I need to extend some wiring and that the 'Taster' is some sort of indexing done with a micro-switch inside the track piece. And that the motor is somehow commanded using the Points (switch) settings on my Massoth Navigator but not a lot else.

So if someone can give me some hints or tips, then I would be eternally grateful....