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Experience With Bachmann N Scale Turntable

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Experience With Bachmann N Scale Turntable
Posted by caldreamer on Monday, June 1, 2020 3:18 PM

I am thinking about purchasing a Bachmann DCC ready N scale turntable and would like to get your experience and opions on this turntable.

    Thanks In Advance

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Posted by Boiler-man on Monday, June 1, 2020 6:38 PM
I would get a Walthers DCC ready N scale turntable.
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Posted by caldreamer on Monday, June 1, 2020 8:24 PM

Why? It is considerably more expensive and I know people who have bought the Walthers turntable and had a great deal of trouble setting up the DCC and indexing.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, June 1, 2020 8:44 PM

It's hard to have a warm fuzzy feeling about Walthers turntables, based on what has been posted in the forum. 

I didn't know Bachmann made a turntable and at looks like they decide how many tracks you have.  There are many choices in Big Boys and not many in turntables.  I don't understand that.

Henry

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Posted by caldreamer on Monday, June 1, 2020 9:12 PM

Henry:

  You are correct.  Almoxt all of the manufacturerers make versions of the Big Boys, but only four that I know of Kato, Atlas, Bachmann and Walthers make DCC ready turntables.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:35 AM

I don't understand the advantages of a "DCC Ready" tuntable. 

I have used lots of turntables on various layouts, some motorized, some indexing, some cranked, some spun with a finger, all worked OK.

What advantage does DCC operation add?

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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