ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 21, 2019, 08:33:39 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Check out the photo gallery link above or >click here< to see photos of recently announced products!
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  N
| | |-+  roundhouse x turntable - what combines with what ???
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: roundhouse x turntable - what combines with what ???  (Read 1885 times)
duddy09

View Profile
« on: September 15, 2010, 02:53:16 PM »

Hello friends !

I am just starting with my second N layout and I intend to install  an automatic  turntable ( probably an Atlas ) , that  I still didn't buy.

I got two beautiful Faller roudhouses, 2 bay shed each one , that will be builted together.

So... I found that there are several brands of roundhouses & turntables , and maybe they don't have the same track spaces ...

Could you help me ?

An Atlas turntable will play well with a Faller roudhouse ? Or should I go through an Heljan, Arnold , Peco ...  Shocked  Roll Eyes

Thanks a lot for the opportunity,

Luiz

Logged
ABC
Guest
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 03:34:03 PM »

Each turntable has tracks at various degrees, some are 10, some 15 and some 20. Each roundhouse is the same way so see what degrees your roundhouse stalls are at and buy a turntable that has tracks at those angles.
Logged
skipgear


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 06:31:11 PM »

The Atlas turntable and roundhouse are designed to work together and have matching track spacing.

The only automatic turntable available for N is the Walthers Cornerstone. It can be programed to any track spacing to work with any roundhouse. It can store up to 80 spots and the new version has a DCC decoder installed so that you can control it from your DCC system if you would like.

There are some kits to adapt to Heljan and Peco turntable to automatic function but it will cost you almost as much as the Walthers complete turntable and quite honestly won't work as well. After helping a gentleman the other day with a Heljan HO turntable, I wouldn't bother with it myself. By the time you get the drive system up and running, the track feeds for the bridge and then make it all work smoothly, the Walthers kept looking better and better.
Logged

Tony Hines

Modeling the B&O in Loveland, OH 1947-1950
duddy09

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 04:13:51 PM »


Thanks guys.

I found that both  Faller roudhouse and  Atlas turntable have the same 15 degree...!!! So I could use them together !

I was thinking that the Atlas turntable can be motorized too... and I imagine that it must be far cheaper than the Walters ... or am I wrong ?
Logged
skipgear


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 08:54:16 PM »

You can motorize the Atlas turntable and it does stop at each of the stalls with a creative gear mechanism. You need a second transformer/throttle to run it though.
Logged

Tony Hines

Modeling the B&O in Loveland, OH 1947-1950
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!