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New Kato turntable .
« on: June 04, 2014, 06:57:57 PM »
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Never did like that motor covered with a shack on the Atlas one . This one looks much better to me and should be a welcome replacement for the RTR market . Should be interesting to see how modelers make this look more natural looking .

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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 07:17:48 PM »
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Wow!  This is like a deja-vou all over again (including the identical subject line).  :D
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=32031.0
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 07:27:08 PM »
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A little surprised by the price tag considering pretty basic features and a lot of "add-ons" needed to make it useful.   Not a deal breaker but I certainly start looking at other options for that premium.   I don't need one...yet...so I'll just wait it out.
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 07:43:14 PM »
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When I first saw this on the Japanese site I thought it looked crude and toy like ......... assumed it would be one of those models that would stay at home. It's movement is not smooth and I think you would be desperate for a turntable and have money to burn  to adopt one. 

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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 08:43:03 PM »
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That "other thread" was locked...  :facepalm:

The link to Kato's site FYI...  http://www.katousa.com/N/Unitrack/Turntable.html

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I think you would be desperate for a turntable and have money to burn  to adopt one.

So what are the options for a powered, indexed turntable in n-scale?   I guess I'm not aware of too many...obviously the Walthers one but the only other ones certainly look worse than the Kato....Atlas, Peco, Bachmann, ???.    I seem to recall Diamond-something....Diamond Scale(?) turntables but I've never actually seen one for sale anywhere.
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 09:04:58 PM »
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That "other thread" was locked...  :facepalm:

The link to Kato's site FYI...  http://www.katousa.com/N/Unitrack/Turntable.html

So what are the options for a powered, indexed turntable in n-scale?   I guess I'm not aware of too many...obviously the Walthers one but the only other ones certainly look worse than the Kato....Atlas, Peco, Bachmann, ???.    I seem to recall Diamond-something....Diamond Scale(?) turntables but I've never actually seen one for sale anywhere.

I think this PTC III is the best turntable drive . I have one , and 10 years ago or so cost me about 300 bucks I think . It is still un-used damit . Made by New York Railway Supply in Texas ( there must be a back story to that name ) . Anywho here is the link  http://www.nyrs.com/docs/ptc_overview.pdf   

Here is the pricing 400. plus what ever ad ons you need , many to choose from . http://www.nyrs.com/pricing.htm
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 09:34:14 PM »
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That "other thread" was locked...  :facepalm:


Details, details...  ;)  I posted a link to it in case someone wanted to look over some of the actual useful info from that thread.
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2014, 11:13:47 PM »
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Details, details...  ;)  I posted a link to it in case someone wanted to look over some of the actual useful info from that thread.

Ha, no I know   ;) ....reason I said that is I think that's why another dejavu thread appeared.   I know because I was going to revive it earlier and post the new link and official announcement but it was still locked.
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2014, 11:24:22 PM »
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Too bad this thing doesn't look much like an actual turntable... But then again, their track doesn't look much like actual track either :facepalm:
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2014, 12:38:47 AM »
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Too bad this thing doesn't look much like an actual turntable... But then again, their track doesn't look much like actual track either :facepalm:
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Um, I can see this iteration of the thread heading in the wrong direction again.  :facepalm:
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2014, 01:14:54 AM »
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 :|           I' am using one of the old Walthers Heljin turntables with the optional motorizing kit. I had a model railroad club member Jon Robinson wire it up a number of years ago after another friend an electrical engineer attached the motor and gearing. It lacks indexing un like the old Arnold Rapido one or the current Walthers, and it will take some work to make it DCC Friendly, but it is easy for me to use. I flip a switch, which allows me to use my radio wireless yard throttle to run the table turning the knob rotates the bridge,  using the direction switch changes bridge direction, a switch on the facia lets me reverse the polarity on the bridge to match that on yard tracks. Two rotary knobs which have numbers next to them supply the track power to my two separate 6 stall Heljin Round Houses and the two garden tracks in between them. You learn to stop the table just in time so it coasts to a stop aligned to the correct track. The important  thing is it looks North American, it was designed to fit a Y6b  2-8-8-2 and I have modified mine so the bridge rails stick out on the ends a fraction of an inch and are riding above the flat pit top edge. This just allows a Big Boy either Rivarossi or Athearn to fit. Nate Goodman (Nato). Salt Lake, Utah. "Who can't wait to see what the Bachmann N turntable will be like".

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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2014, 05:06:09 AM »
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It's not unlike some prototype turntables in Japan - for example the one at Chichibu railway.

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/furaibow904/imgs/3/6/36a4a34a.JPG

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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2014, 05:57:31 AM »
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It's not unlike some prototype turntables in Japan - for example the one at Chichibu railway.

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/furaibow904/imgs/3/6/36a4a34a.JPG

I have feeling that this turntable model from Kato is meant to depict a Japanese turntable.  :)
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2014, 10:55:55 AM »
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Um, I can see this iteration of the thread heading in the wrong direction again.  :facepalm:

The Atlas forum LIVES!!!!    :trollface:
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Re: New Kato turntable .
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2014, 11:18:24 AM »
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We need a travers table or a transfere table.The walthes table fills the need.