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Help I am just starting to fit a peco turntable and want to turn this by some form of Hand crank shaft but i dont know how or where to buy The bits i will need can anybody help
 

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QUOTE (tateypie73 @ 11 Jun 2008, 18:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Everybody
Help I am just starting to fit a peco turntable and want to turn this by some form of Hand crank shaft but i dont know how or where to buy The bits i will need can anybody help

By hand crank I guess that you mean it will be hand operated?
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Hi Ben
Yoy are right it will bo oper by hand sorry for the long deley in replying as this is the first time i have used a forum
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I should have said Welcome to the forum.
If you could precise how far away from edge of baseboard the turntable is, and if you plan to work it with a meccano-like structure or other.
If you don't know, someone will find a result.
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Many Thanks For The welcome the centre of the turntable is approx 24cm from the baseboard edge its my first real try at building a model railway may be ishould have had a go at building a smaller layout as its appro 7Mts by 3mtrs with a centre Isle I dont Know of the meccano is it easy to buy
 

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Hi Tateypie and welcome to the MRF.

I think what you are looking for is the Frizinghall Kit, which is basically a set of Meccano parts. They also do a motorised version, which is the one I have.

This is the link to the page on the modelshop.uk web site

http://www.modelrailshop.co.uk/acatalog/On..._65.html#aTTD00

Hope this helps,

Cheers,

Expat
 

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Everybody many thanks for your help with the turntable and the web site Ihave checked this out and looks just the ticket i am now thinking of fitting a electric motor as they look easy to fit are they difficult to set up
 

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Hi tateypie73,

Welcome to the forum, nice to see another railway modeller only 12 miles away ..... lol

Good luck with the turntable the one i made up had an embossed plastic sheet brick lining weathered up it looked the good.
 

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QUOTE (tateypie73 @ 12 Jun 2008, 16:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Everybody many thanks for your help with the turntable and the web site Ihave checked this out and looks just the ticket i am now thinking of fitting a electric motor as they look easy to fit are they difficult to set up
Pretty easy to do, but don't if at all possible attach the motor and gearbox to the turntable. The turntable base will act like a drumskin, and you will hear all the gear noise. Mount the motor on a solid strut below the turntable instead. A very similar motor and gearbox kit and separate worm and pinion are available from Maplins if an alternative drive source is required.
 

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upnick and 34c again many thanks for all the help i was a bit unsure ar first to put a question on the site but Iam very glad i did i have had look around the site and have found lots of good tips an dwith all the help i have recivied is great I think that My next post will be to find out all about Dcc and try and get my Head around it But thats for a later date
 
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