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New Kato Turntable Review Video
« on: August 11, 2014, 02:54:45 PM »
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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 03:34:21 PM »
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Great review, Mike!
Thanks!
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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 03:40:03 PM »
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Great review, Mike!
Thanks!
~Bruce

Thanks Bruce even small , it is a dandy !!!

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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 04:31:21 PM »
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So tempting.  How does it compare size-wise to the old Atlas turntable?

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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 04:56:52 PM »
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So tempting.  How does it compare size-wise to the old Atlas turntable?
I would guess about the same size.
Thanks , Mike
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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 05:04:07 PM »
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If one wanted to you could sink that into the layout just like any TT so the rail tops match any height you want . Then fill any gaps to make it blend in . Many turntables had that through girder bridge design . If you paint the pit the same color as the indexing holes , the holes will not be noticed . How black is a hole and who makes black hole paint is your guess . One could also make the holes a detail by adding vertical stains and or rust from them as if the were weep drains . One could add holes and or rusted metal covers to areas on the pit wall that are not OEM holes just to break up the equal spacing providing they don't impede the TT in any way .

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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 05:18:01 PM »
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If one wanted to you could sink that into the layout just like any TT so the rail tops match any height you want . Then fill any gaps to make it blend in . Many turntables had that through girder bridge design . If you paint the pit the same color as the indexing holes , the holes will not be noticed . How black is a hole and who makes black hole paint is your guess . One could also make the holes a detail by adding vertical stains and or rust from them as if the were weep drains . One could add holes and or rusted metal covers to areas on the pit wall that are not OEM holes just to break up the equal spacing providing they don't impede the TT in any way .

Good ideas UP , I am counting on you to be the first guinea pig !!! LOL

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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 05:39:17 PM »
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« Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 05:42:32 PM by David K. Smith »
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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 08:23:49 PM »
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Atlas TT is ~7.5". Kato TT is ~6.3".

http://www.katousa.com/N/Unitrack/Turntable/Measurements.jpg

Thanks David , is the Atlas roundhouse 10 degree stalls?

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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 08:31:25 PM »
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Might be a dumb question,but where is the video.The only thing I see in Mike's post is his name.
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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2014, 09:52:14 PM »
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is the Atlas roundhouse 10 degree stalls?

15, just like their turntable.

http://www.atlasrr.com/trackmisc/nroundhouse.htm
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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 09:57:29 PM »
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Might be a dumb question,but where is the video.The only thing I see in Mike's post is his name.

All I get is a black box (in Safari). Do you have a direct link?

Best wishes, Dave

EDIT: Must be a plugin issue. Works fine in Chrome.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 09:59:06 PM by Dave Schneider »
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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 10:51:29 PM »
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Might be a dumb question,but where is the video.The only thing I see in Mike's post is his name.

this link works  www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH0wnLdtFHA
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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2014, 12:42:28 PM »
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There was nothing showing when I did my last post,which is why I did my last post. :D
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Re: New Kato Turntable Review Video
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 12:12:06 PM »
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When KATO ran their Norfolk Southern heritage units ads, they had the models arranged around a turntable.

The turntable in the ads looks quite different from the model now being offered by KATO.

Who is the producer/vendor of the turntable in the KATO ads? It seems to be a bigger turntable.

Javier