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Title: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: jleight on December 27, 2011, 05:03:39 PM
 ??? Is it possible to use the powered turntable made by Bachmann and add expansion sheds so that you can have a powered turntable for the Tidmouth Shed? They look similar in layout but I don't know if the molding is compatible. Would be a nice thought.


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: Bucksco on December 27, 2011, 05:55:47 PM
Great question! The Bachmann powered turntable will work with the Thomas and Friends Tidmouth sheds.


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: jleight on December 28, 2011, 05:31:48 PM
 :D Yeah! I like that a lot better than the manual one. Time to order one and a few expansion sheds. Thanks.


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: jleight on December 29, 2011, 11:00:17 AM
 ??? Do I have to purchase a Manual Turntable to get the ends of the Tidmouth Shed? It looks like the expansion packs would only get me the interiors. How would I go about getting the complete shed?


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: RW James on December 29, 2011, 12:27:22 PM
A comment here - I contacted Bachmann about getting parts for my Knapford Station kit and I was told that they don't sell individual parts for their structures. So my guess would be that - yes - you have to buy the whole Tidmouth Shed complex to get what you need. Maybe you could ebay the manual turntable.


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: jleight on January 01, 2012, 02:06:05 PM
Hey Yardmaster! I think this is one for the product development team. You either need to sell a shed with the motorized turntable for Tidmouth or you need to make the shed parts available. It's senseless to buy the manual one just to get the shed. Thanks.


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: shining time on January 01, 2012, 02:57:49 PM
Hey Yardmaster! I think this is one for the product development team. You either need to sell a shed with the motorized turntable for Tidmouth or you need to make the shed parts available. It's senseless to buy the manual one just to get the shed. Thanks.

i agree with u :)


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: Anthony P2 on January 01, 2012, 03:44:34 PM
i emailed bachmann a while ago about the same subject or them selling a turntable motor w/ housing. Mr. Blaine replied that they would love to but it all depends on money, if they can sell X amount of them a year, and if they have room in the warehouse.


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: Henry The Green Engine on March 03, 2012, 12:45:58 AM
Anyone know how difficult it'd be to attach the Atlas turntable motor drive unit to the Bachmann Tidmouth Sheds turntable?


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: ThomasFan247 on March 03, 2012, 05:41:37 PM
I attempted this and failed...the motor gets jammed in the gear of the turntable  :-\


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: Calebtrain on March 03, 2012, 08:49:38 PM
I have a motorized turntable...... :)


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: Henry The Green Engine on March 04, 2012, 03:40:57 PM
Does the Bachmann motorized turntable have the same track angles as that of the Tidmouth one?


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: Calebtrain on March 04, 2012, 03:46:01 PM
I attempted this and failed...the motor gets jammed in the gear of the turntable  :-\
This wasn't because of that comment I posted was it?  :-[


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: jleight on March 06, 2012, 12:45:42 AM
It is my understanding that they are the same. If you want to purchase two turntables, Tidmouth manual and the motorized one, you can combine them and come up with a motorized version of the Tidmouth Shed. Now if Bachmann would just sell a motorized version of Tidmouth or the parts for the shed that could be added to the motorized turntable I think they would make a lot of people happy.  ;D


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: DuckFan45 on March 07, 2012, 10:41:05 PM
I just plan to buy both tidmouth and motorized turntable w/ 2extra stalls im going to take the manual turntables little shed for the guy turning it and puting it on the motorized tt to make it look like a season 1 turntable


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: ThomasFan247 on March 07, 2012, 10:59:40 PM
I attempted this and failed...the motor gets jammed in the gear of the turntable  :-\
This wasn't because of that comment I posted was it?  :-[
What comment? Lol I don't know which one you're referring to :)


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: Calebtrain on March 08, 2012, 09:29:30 AM
I attempted this and failed...the motor gets jammed in the gear of the turntable  :-\
This wasn't because of that comment I posted was it?  :-[
What comment? Lol I don't know which one you're referring to :)
I think he means this one ( ;) ):
I have a motorized turntable...... :)
No, not that one. A while back you posted a comment on one of my vidos saying "How did you motorize the turntable?" I tried to explain as best I could, but I wasn't sure if I explained clearly.  :-\


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: ThomasFan247 on March 08, 2012, 08:58:53 PM
No no, you explained it fine! The motor I tried using didn't work. The groves on the motor and the teeth on the turntable gear weren't in sync :P


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: Calebtrain on March 08, 2012, 10:56:09 PM
Oh, okay! That's a releif! *phew*   :) The one I am using is one my hobby shop seller reccomended. Not sure which one, but I could ask him!


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on March 09, 2012, 04:44:37 AM
I attempted this and failed...the motor gets jammed in the gear of the turntable  :-\
This wasn't because of that comment I posted was it?  :-[
What comment? Lol I don't know which one you're referring to :)
I think he means this one ( ;) ):
I have a motorized turntable...... :)
No, not that one. A while back you posted a comment on one of my vidos saying "How did you motorize the turntable?" I tried to explain as best I could, but I wasn't sure if I explained clearly.  :-\
Oh, ok then I'll just delete the post then no point in keeping it :P


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: JLK2707 on April 15, 2012, 09:18:20 PM
I think that it is manual because it is intended for kids. However, it can be successfully motorized if the motor is installed accurately.


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: jleight on April 26, 2012, 09:26:07 AM
Agreed on the aiming at kids but there are a lot of parents and grandparents that are using these products and I think they should be offering a motorized version for those who want it. That would be an easy thing to offer since their motorized table will interchange with the manual one. The only issue is you have to buy both and that is a lot of extra expense that shouldn't be required. I got into this for my grandson and I plan to build a very nice Sodor Island layout. Still working on the details but I have everything that Bachmann has offered so far and preordered the new ones for this year. I just received my Tidmouth Sheds and an Expansion pack. I plan to add a couple more Expansions so I have a home for all of the appropriate locomotives. Now they need to come out with a Diesel Works so all the diesels have a place to rest as well as a shed for Toby. I can see this project growing leaps and bounds before it is all over. Anyone know of a good website or book that has pictures or diagrams of the buildings on Sodor? Scratch building of the buildings that Bachmann doesn't produce would be a possibility if they don't bring out models.


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: Calebtrain on April 26, 2012, 08:09:19 PM
Good reference photos can be found on the Thomas and Friends wikia.  :) Toby's shed, could be built out of popsicle sticks, just cut off the round ends, paint and weather, and bam! A shed for Toby in no time! This is what I am doing. To find a reference photo, search "Arlesdale end". Hope this helps!


Title: Re: Turntable for Sodor
Post by: jleight on April 27, 2012, 10:39:34 PM
Definitely some good photos on the site. Thanks.