Glad to see this old thread brought back as I have now had both the RTR version and now the kit version of the Walthers 90' turntable.
As I mentioned previously in this thread I bought the new DCC Walthers turntable and while it worked great for the first few weeks, problems developed with it and despite Walthers sending me several fixes by e-mail for re-setting the electrical nothing worked and the turntable would not index properly. I sent the unit in for fixing and according to Walthers they had no record of it arriving.
Long story, short version, turntable went missing. I did not mail the item myself, had a friend mail it for me as it was just before Christmas and there were lineups, as he had to mail some packages he took mine.. Well he gave me the receipt from the post office, but it was just the money receipt, he did not know that the tracking information was on another separate receipt and he left without it.
So, somewhere in a package lying who knows where is my turntable. Walther's said sorry, but they had not received it.
Well, as I was left with a hole in my layout, at the time I just could not afford to buy another RTR turntable so I had to take a chance and I ordered one of the 90' Walthers kits, I found out that they too have been upgraded and updated.
The kit works fine, I did not get the kit to motorize it.
The turntable bridge is turned by hand and it works fine, manually. I have become a pro at lining up the track by sight.
It is well over a year now and it continues to work fine, had no problems with the bridge lining up to any of the tracks.
So, from all of the comments on the Walthers Turtable kits I can safely assume that most of the kinks have now been worked out with the last manufacturing batch that was updated.
If, somehow my DCC RTR turntable mysteriously showed up I would not reinstall it, would just continue to use the kit version that is now in place.