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Auto Indexing for Turntables & Transfer Tables Now Available
Our indexing system allows you to place your surrounding whisker tracks to the turntable wherever you need to. This is unlike other systems where you have to make your layout tracks lineup with predetermined degree spacing of tracks (ie. 7.5, 10 or 15 degrees) With our system we use a quadrature encoder which lets our system know the exact position within the 360 degrees of the pit. On our largest turntable (34") this within 1/64 of an inch. On our smaller tables this accuracy is even greater. Within the 360 degrees there are 8,191 encoder positions to align to. This is relevant when setting up your track positions.
With this precise system we are able to build speed steps in the operation of our table to give a more realistic operation. The bridge, speed when starting out, will begin movement as a creep speed, move onto slow speed, continue onto medium and then a fast. Depending on the distance needed to travel to the track selected, the bridge will speed up in predetermined increments. The longer the distance it travels the faster it will eventually get before it reaches its destination track. During its journey to its next track, it will speed up until it hits the halfway point of its predetermined path at which point it will begin to slow down. All operations and programming of tracks is done through the keypad.
Photo below shows our indexing system upgrade kit . System can be powered by your existing 12VDC transformer or an optional 12VDC power adapter.
Photo of optional power adapter
Here is a video sent to us by our customer, Alex M. from Staten Island, NY of our indexer in action on his layout
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Add the next step in layout realism. Our LTAC system allows users to easily
control room lighting, layout lighting, sounds and animation, all driven by the time of day on your layout, using our master layout time control module and
remote modules. This system allows the operator to control up to 40 different time driven events and up to 8 different devices triggered per remote module.
This is all controlled by the master time control unit. Look for more details at York meet in April.
This system will be affordable to implement even on large layouts!
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Here is what professional layout builder Scott Anderson had to say about our turntables:
" The finest O scale turntables you will find! We have two on the DWP and are very pleased with the look and performance."
Satisfied Millhouse Customers !
( in USA, Canada, England , Germany, Austria, Norway & Australia )
See demo video of it and our transfer table in action below. This also has our index system installed.
Transfer table is now Available!
Bridge length is 28"
(Bridge will accommodate all scale diesel engines & scale passenger cars like prototypes were used)
These have aluminum construction & brass pipe railing stanchions , prototypical correct pit depth & bridge deck with multiple rails in pit bottom, Laser cut deck & cab
Same smooth drive as our turntables for reliable operation
Photograph of real Transfer table we used for reference for our model
Photograph of Production Sample larger version is available upon request
dimensions 24x28"x6" ( will allow 5 plus track stops depending on track spacing )
mounting tabs will be 1.5" down from top of pit wall to top of tab
Can be operated manually (line up by eye) indexing is available as an option
Photo of Laser cut cab & deck details
O scale Turntables available in 24, 28 & 34” ( 2 or 3 rail )
with Industrial Belt Drive Drivetrain for Smooth Operation!
Our turntables can turn so slow........... that auto indexing isn't necessary but auto indexing is a great added operating feature!
Note: We Do Not Sell our detail brass castings or Bogies as separate sale items except for our pipe railing stanchions
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Take a Look at what goes into our Turntables
A Video of our the Turntable Operation
Our 34" Turntable will handle the Biggest of your locomotives.......
Scale Big Boy's, Allegany's , AB or AA Diesel units & even a Scale Pennsy S1 ( weighing 30 lbs) seen below!
Left photo shows our turntable with included detail parts installed. Photo on right shows how the turntable ships. Deck is stained, pit painted & track installed & wired.
Photo below shows turntables lower support, cog gear, motor & integrated motor mount
Below are a few photos of our water-jetted aluminum bogies with brass details
Our Standard Electrical Arch - Lost wax brass casting
Brass Pipe Railing Stanchions - (now come on our standard turntable models) Standard control cab is pewter
Left photo of 3 Rail Track & Deck Right photo of 2 Rail Track & Deck
Shown below are available options for your turntable.
These can be added to your order by adding them to your cart at checkout
Optional Weathering of Turntable pit & bridge deck - $75.00
Photo below shows the different finishes that can be done to our turntables .
Weathering of pit & Bridge Decking ( Give your turntable the in service look, with custom weathering)
Optional choice of Laser cut cab with LED light for additional $29.95
For our Pennsy modelers. ( Not done in O scale before ! )
New Upgrade option for our turntables - New PRR deck, control cab, Lost Wax brass hairpin stanchions & Electric Arch castings.
Upgrade your turntable order to the PRR option for $100 more.
Counter weights casted in different size segments, so modeler can add to model as desired
The following power supply we recommend for use with our turntable for manual control, if you don't already have a 12VDC variable power supply.
Railpower 1300 DC Transformer made by MRC
If using Auto Indexing, we recommend using our 12VDC Power adapter to supply power to our indexer and motor.
Photo of optional power adapter
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Customer post on OGR (10/3/2011) about making his turntable into an access hatch ( Click Here )
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Look for the New Roundhouse that goes great with our turntables!
All Images except for recommended products are © Studio Z Photography 2009-2013
last updated 2/6/2014
Clipart courtesy FCIT