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The Hornby turntable is not very DCC friendly in it's "out of the box" state.

If you have live tracks on both sides of the turntable, as soon as the bridge rails rotate so that opposite polarity bridge rails line up with the fixed rails a short circuit occurs.

There are a number of ways of overcoming this problem and an auto reverse unit is one method. Another method (as shown on the Hornby site) is to remove the contacts from the ends of the bridge rails.

The turntable motor is very simple to convert to DCC operation and the functions of the decoder can be used for lighting.
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