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Walthers turntable
Posted by L&NTim11060 on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 7:57 AM

I,ve been shopping around for a larger turntable for my 4-8-2s and 4-8-4s.I found a Walthers 130 for 251.00 that comes with dcc.Is this a good deal...L&NTim

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Posted by TomDiehl on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:40 AM

If you're talking about the Walther's 130 foot turntable with programmable indexing, then yes, it is a good price. Your 4-8-2's and 4-8-4's will easily fit this bridge. It doesn't come with DCC, it's DCC compatable.

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Posted by wedudler on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 9:14 AM

And it's fun, I have built the 90' turntable into my engine facility at Westport yard.

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Posted by L&NTim11060 on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 5:24 PM

Great!  I found it at Wholesale trains .com....L&NTim

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Posted by Allegheny2-6-6-6 on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:03 PM

TomDiehl

If you're talking about the Walther's 130 foot turntable with programmable indexing, then yes, it is a good price. Your 4-8-2's and 4-8-4's will easily fit this bridge. It doesn't come with DCC, it's DCC compatable.

 

Tom your incorrect the new version does come with a DCC decoder and they will be offering a retrofit kit for the older version. Got that right from Randy at Walthers customer svc. At that price it's a steal I paid a few dollar less for my 130' non dcc equipped. version a few years a go.

Edit: FYI here is a copy of the email form Walthers if anyone is interested in converting your analog turntable to dcc. It seems a little pricey to me as I've seen several articles on how to add a dcc decoder to your existing t/t

Hello:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

Walthers does intend to make available a DCC Conversion Kit for the previously released Walthers Built-up DC turntables.  This kit is only designed to adapt to Walthers part numbers 933-2840 (Walthers HO-Scale 90’ Built-up Turntable), 933-2829 (Walthers HO-Scale 130’ Built-up Turntable), and 933-2613 (Walthers N-Scale 130’ Built-up Turntable).  We expect this to be available mid to late October after the initial release of the DCC turntables.

This kit will not adapt to any of the Walthers turntable kits; such as the 933-3135 and 933-3171 (Walthers HO-Scale 90’ Turntable Kit), 933-3203 (Walthers N-Scale 120’ Turntable Kit), or turntables produced by other manufacturers.

The Conversion Kit will be available for sale through Walthers Product Support from our Parts and Warranty Department.

The kit will include the control box with electronics, the appropriate printed circuit board for the bridge of the turntable, and complete instructions.  The price of this conversion kit will be $179.98 plus shipping and handling charges as applicable.

We are accepting backorders for the kit right now.  We do require a credit card to secure any back ordered item.  We accept the following major credit cards: American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa.  We are not set up to accept payments from PayPal®.  You may contact us toll free at (800) 773-9350.

For consumer domestic backorders, provided that the shipment of the item goes through the regular mail, typically Surface Parcel Post, the handling charge is 10% of the value of the order with a minimum charge of $3.00 and a maximum charge of $5.50.

For international consumer backorders, the handling charge is $6.25 and then our standard foreign freight charge is applied.  For Canadian customers the freight charge is 15% of the total on transactions of $150.00 and under or 10% of the total on transactions of $150.01 or more.  For all other international customers the freight charge is 20% of the total on transactions of $150.00 and under or 15% of the total on transactions of $150.01 or more.

ATTENTION: Please be aware that this conversion is for the experienced modeler.  The installation will require electronic knowledge and soldering skills.  You should not attempt installation if you feel unsure about performing this conversion.  Contact a qualified person to do the conversion.  At this point, Walthers is not able to provide a conversion service.

In addition, any consumer damage will not be covered by any type of warranty.  Should a problem arise we will be asking that you send us the product.  No warranty claim will be accepted until inspection is complete and cause of problem is determined.

I hope that this provides you with answers your questions. Thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Sincerely,

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Posted by sparkyjay31 on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 9:08 PM
Only 1 comment on Wholsaletrains.com. Be sure it's listed as "in stock" not "available". Available means you may be waiting weeks, or worse, to receive it!!
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Posted by Green on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 11:56 AM

Allegheny2-6-6-6

 

 

The kit will include the control box with electronics, the appropriate printed circuit board for the bridge of the turntable, and complete instructions.  The price of this conversion kit will be $179.98 plus shipping and handling charges as applicable.

 

Yikes, that's pricey. I was excited to read this until I saw the dollar amount.

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Posted by Allegheny2-6-6-6 on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 1:48 PM

My thoughts exactly but on the other hand unless your one of these dcc gurus which i am not some times there is something to be said for a kit that supply you with everything to make the conversion.

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Posted by Green on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 3:10 PM

Well, for 80.00 more you get the whole kit and caboodle..

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Posted by crocky on Friday, September 10, 2010 2:53 AM

I have just ordered the N version of it, can't wait for it to turn up in October :)

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Posted by L&NTim11060 on Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:43 AM

Yep your right.It won,t be aviliable till the end of Oct.I have a big hole in my layout now.I downloaded the templete from Walters just to get a head start on the installation.Not sure what to do now.Iv,e priced one at Internet hobbies but it,s about 290.00 and can ship in about 2 weeks...L&NTim.

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Posted by rjm on Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:09 PM

What exactly do you get for your additional $180 that you don't without it?  I don't have one, but I assume that you can run trains through the old turntable without trouble if they are DCC equipped.  What does adding DCC to the actual turntable do for you?

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Posted by sschnabl on Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:29 PM

I would assume you would be able to control the unit with your DCC throttle.  I purchased the N scale version a few years ago and it works great.  I too asked Walthers about an upgrade kit and received the same response.  So let's see, I spent $300 for the original turntable, and now if I want to upgrade to the DCC version, I have to shell out an additional $180???  That seems like highway robbery to me, especially when you can get the entire turntable with DCC for $350.  At least with Digitrax, when you want to upgrade throttles (i.e. tethered to wireless), they only charge you the difference.  You are not penalized for buying the unit when it first came out.

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Posted by crocky on Saturday, September 11, 2010 6:59 PM

Where did you find the Template? I am about to start a HCD layout and it would be really handy about now :)

Bob

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Posted by L&NTim11060 on Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:28 PM

This is the site...http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-2829...L&NTim.

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Posted by crocky on Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:39 AM

That is for the H0 version :(

The N does not have paperwork available yet... Thanks Tim...

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Posted by L&NTim11060 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:55 PM

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Posted by L&NTim11060 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:28 PM

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Posted by L&NTim11060 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:40 PM

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Posted by richhotrain on Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:37 PM

rjm

What exactly do you get for your additional $180 that you don't without it?  I don't have one, but I assume that you can run trains through the old turntable without trouble if they are DCC equipped.  What does adding DCC to the actual turntable do for you?

-- B

This may sound like blasphemy to some, but I have the older non-DCC version of the 130' turntable on my DCC-powered layout, and I operate it manually without using the indexing feature.

Why?

Because I love it that way and I can operate it quicker, more efficiently, and more accurately than using the indexing feature.

I wouldn't waste $180 on that additional feature.

Rich

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