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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 !
We have customers in USA, Hawaii, Canada, England , Germany, Austria, Norway & Australia
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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last updated 12/8/2014
New turntable arch in development - found on UP & SP turntables
we are coming out with additional cab detail castings like bridge locking lever, drum controller, sand box
Auto Indexing for Turntables & Transfer Tables Now Available & TMCC compatible
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. We now offer a stainless steel keypad faceplate that allows easy mounting of our keypad to your layout fascia or control panel. You can also use it to mount the keypad into a gray plastic double electrical gang box, like found at Home Depot or Lowes
Our auto indexing now works with Lionel TMCC so that you can run our indexer with either the Cab 1 or Cab 2 remote and in the future the
(Call for details on how to connect to TMCC)
A couple of videos from Eric's Trains video train blog of replacing an Atlas turntable and installing and operating our turntable
This 24" turntable also has our auto indexing system.
Episodes 44 & 45
Add the next step in layout realism. LTAC system allows users to easily control room lighting using X-10 modules if you use X-10 light switches or dimmers.
LTAC also controls 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 hundreds of different time driven events and up to 16 different devices triggered per remote module.
This is all controlled by the master time control unit. This system will be affordable to implement even on large layouts!
Video demo coming soon!
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 unit below
Transfer table can allow for 5 - 7 tracks on each side of table depending on track spacing
Can be operated manually (line up by eye) or with our auto indexing system for the most realistic operation, simulating the drum controller speed steps like the prototype.
The mounting tabs are 1.5" down from top of pit wall to top of tab to allow for different thickness of layout top materials.
Dimensions 24 7/16"(W) x 28 3/4"(L) x 6"(D)
Photo of Laser cut cab & deck details
See demo video of it and our transfer table in action below. This also has our index system installed.
A great companion to our transfer table is the Altoona Model Works car shop seen below
O scale Turntables available in 24, 28 & 34” ( 2 or 3 rail )
with Industrial Belt Drive Drive train for Smooth Operation!
**We also offer our turntables in S scale and also in two custom size turntables - 30" & 32" . Contact us if you need one of these.**
Take a Look at what goes into our Turntables
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.
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 ! )
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 are cast 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
Here are a few professional layout builders who use our products
(Click Here) to see what people are saying about our turntables on
Customer post on OGR (10/3/2011) about making his turntable into an access hatch ( Click Here )
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