Walthers Turntable

Dear all It may be easier to replace my Peco turntable with a Walthers one. Anyone know the hole size, as the Peco one is in and sceniced!!!
Rob
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Which Walther's table?
The first one of several years ago was a piece of crap and should be avoided at all costs.
Don't ask how I know. :-(
-- Cheers Roger T.
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How do you know?? :-) I'm looking at the newest HO one, mainly cos the problems motorising the Peco one. Rob

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"Rob Kemp"

I'd send you the bloody thing but I wouldn't do that to my worst enemy.

You should be OK then.
-- Cheers Roger T.
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On Sat, 8 Oct 2005 20:54:24 -0400, Rob Kemp wrote:

The table is huge - 130 HO feet, which is about 18 inches, and that's not including the surrounding frame. Also expensive, even without the NYRS indexing system. A choice of 90' or 105' with manual motor controls would be nice - maybe they'll make such.
--
Steve

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Yes, a good, inexpensive 90 to 105 foot table would be nice. Too bad Walther's first one was such crap.
-- Cheers Roger T.
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On Sun, 9 Oct 2005 00:18:53 -0700, Roger T. wrote:

Yet Bob Boudreau seemed to have made his work, after a fashion; was the problem with a crappy motor drive, or was the plastic pit out of round, or?
--
Steve

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Yes, to both.
The bridge actually looks quite good, I'm think of using that in the next version of the GER but with my own pit and drive system.
-- Cheers Roger T.
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I've been looking at the Walthers turntable too but am open to other recommendations. I won't be installing it for a while, but I want to precut the hole for easier installation later. What size hole is needed for the Walthers product?
Thanks/Carter

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Best recommendation I can give is to sue the Peco turntable and build your owndrive system. A good shaft firmly attached to the table will do wonders for the turntable and then there is only the problem of doing the drive itself. That, iwth a good center shaft, isn't hard to do. Another small motor in the table to drive the indexing pins in and out and a drive system for that can easily be done. I do recommmend that you design in some indexing mechanism so that once you get close to alignment, yo ucan then drive the indexing home and get the perfect alignment.
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Yes, a good, inexpensive 90 to 105 foot table would be nice. Too bad Walther's first one was such crap.
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