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Walthers turntable add on control box

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Walthers turntable add on control box
Posted by ndbprr on Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:09 PM

Is the add on control.box identical to the one supplied with the turntable?  Thank you

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Posted by rrebell on Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:49 PM

Depends on the turntable, they have made many models.

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Posted by ndbprr on Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:07 PM

Latest 130' table

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Posted by richhotrain on Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:03 AM

ndbprr

Is the add on control.box identical to the one supplied with the turntable?  

It looks like either no one knows or at least no one who knows has replied to your question.

I have the original Walthers Cornerstone 130' turntable (933-2829). The add-on control box is not the same as mine and won't work with mine. It only works with the following 130' turntables: 933-2850 and 933-2859.

The add-on control box is not the same as the control box that comes with those two turntables. The purpose of the add-on control box is to allow an operator to expand operations in up to four remote locations.

I cannot imagine why an operator would want to do that. Using a turntable is a precise operation. The best way to operate a turntable is to be standing as close to it as possible.

Rich

 

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Posted by ndbprr on Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:07 AM

My problem is i got a turntable on e bay without the controller for a very good price.  Now i need a way to control it.

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Posted by richhotrain on Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:09 AM

Do you know the Walthers item number of the turntable you purchased?

Rich

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Posted by rrebell on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:08 AM

You can use a dpdt with center off switch if you don't care about programing if I am not mistaken, you need someone into electronics to tell for surw as the indexing could be in the bridge instead of the controler.

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Posted by ndbprr on Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:21 AM

It is a 933-2829 so I will have to find the older control somewhere. Any source would be welcome.

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Posted by richhotrain on Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:58 AM

ndbprr

It is a 933-2829 so I will have to find the older control somewhere. Any source would be welcome. 

That's the same one that I have. It is the original turntable with the original control box.

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Posted by ndbprr on Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:47 PM

What are the numbers of the other turntables in the 933-2829 series please.  Looks like the 90' turntables are pretty cheap on ebay. That would get me the controller I need. Thank you

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Posted by richhotrain on Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:46 PM

Those 90' turntables on eBay selling for $50 or so are non-motorized, no control box.

Rich

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