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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2007 06:18 pm
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I have always thought the Hornby turntable was a bit of a pigs ear. It was noisy and never looked right on the layout and worst of all it was higher than my track. However after seeing one fitted with a decoder at a model railway exhibition it started me thinking ( Always a dangerous move ) so with jig saw and some cardboard it took on a new life.

From this



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And This


Now complete


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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2007 06:56 pm
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I must say that you have made quite an improvement to your turntable, Lester. I'm sure that once you have completed the scenic treatment to the area surrounding it, you will have a very satisfying addition to the layout.
Perhaps you could post a follow up photo when you finish :?:

Just one small request, the second photo in the post is too large for me (or anyone with a 17" flatscreen) to see without scrolling from side to side.
What members with a larger screen sometimes don't see, is that this means that we need to scroll when reading the script as well, because it continues across untill it matches the largest photo.
Could you resize the photo in question to 640 x 480 :?: Sorry to be a pain, but I'm sure there will be others grateful as well :!: :!:

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2007 07:20 pm
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I don't have to scroll on my 17 inch screen. I suspect it has something to do with the screen resoloution settings for individual computers - ours is set to 1280x960.
Lester, the turntable looks good, by the way.

Mike

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2007 07:33 pm
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always thought the hornby turntable looked wrong on
a layout some how,thats a huge improvement , nice job. :) :) :) 8)

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Sorry about that picture it should now be normal

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Thanks for showing us this, food for thought. Could you explain how you wired it up for DCC please?

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yes i would be interested in wiring this for dcc, i presume you use the four power leads and just split the wire to the motor.
now you have got me thinking :shock: if you use a 4 function decoder you will have 2 functions left. you could wire up lighting to this, say red and green LED for stop go onto the turntable. or if you have lighting to the layout powered from the controller you could route this through the decoder to have your layout lights work through the controller 8) 8)

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I followed Hornbys instructions for the wiring of the turntable

http://www.hornby.com/digital/dcc-accessories/dcc-turntable,112,HAR.html

Lester

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daft question coming up. :oops: is it normal to have those short pieces of track in line with the opposite track ?is in case there is an overun off the turntable .?will it be wrong to exclude these? thats three questions innit. :lol: :lol:



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Hi Sparky

Not a daft question . The answer is though, I included them because of the Whiskey. Even with DCC stoping an A4 in the correct place is not easy and gets harder by the end of a driving session. However i am not sure wheather it was common place in the real world hopfully some one may tell us.

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