Walthers 130 foot turntable

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by Inkaneer, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Inkaneer

    Inkaneer TrainBoard Member

    Walthers has these on sale until March 28th for $170. I just got mine and after a going over I must say I am very impressed. If anyone was thinking of getting one do so now. The Walthers's price is about $50-55 less than the best prices of the E tailers I checked.
     
  2. SP_Flip

    SP_Flip TrainBoard Member

    Thanks for that! Really appreciate the heads up. :thumbs_up:

    The roundhouse and add-on stalls are also on a substantial sale. Those prices brought them down to something I can afford to have sent all the way over to Australia. Turntable, roundhouse and three add-on stalls on the way (soon, hopefully! :^)
     
  3. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    The old Heljan roundhouse also works well. Here's an 18-stall (3 kits) facility.

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  4. Switchman

    Switchman TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Besides price, what's the advantages between the Atlas TT and the Walthers 130' TT. I always liked the looks of the Walters TT but it was out of my price range. So I went with the atlas TT. It's not installed yet so I can change my mind with the Walters price changes.

    Now the question (a little late but that's me) will the Atlas or the Walthers handle the new Challengers and Big-Boys.

    See ya
    Ron
     
  5. utrkusr

    utrkusr TrainBoard Member

    The Walthers is a 130' turntable so it will handle the Big Boy and the Challenger.
     
  6. alhoop

    alhoop TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    The Atlas turntable bridge is 100' in length. The Union Pacific used to turn 106'5" 4-6-6-4s on a 100' turntable at Denver by using wedges to jack up the rear tender truck so that it cleared the approach rails. You could do the same and be prototypical, don't know about the BigBoys.
    Al
     
  7. GNFA310

    GNFA310 TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter


    This is actually the second time Walthers has had the 130' TT on sale ... last time it was at $179.98. But "Thanks!" for the heads-up on this sale. I found the add stall for my roundhouse; the ash pit; and the farm co-op all for about $75.00!! S&H extra of course!! :tb-cool:
     
  8. Tim Loutzenhiser

    Tim Loutzenhiser TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I like the looks of the Wathers turntable so much I decided to re-work my old Heljan turntable (cause I'm to cheap to buy the Walthers - besides, I don't really need the extra length).

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  9. alhoop

    alhoop TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I'm with you Tim. Besides i don't want to rip up all the stall tracks and approach tracks.
    Has anyone ever done a review on the 130' table?
    Does the indexing allow the stall/track number to be set and it seeks it or must one watch and when it gets close to the desired track release the forward/back switch and then it seeks the correct track? Does it assign a throttle to the selected stall( for us DC guys)?
    Thanks
    Al
     
  10. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    How DOES it work with DC?
     
  11. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Should work just as well. Th indexing scheme does not rely on DCC in any way; neither does the reversing scheme. It's just not a problem under either control scheme.
     
  12. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I just got my April catalogue from Walthers. Everything has an 'upgraded' MSRP now. The turntable used to have an MSRP of 299.00... now its listed at $319.00. The SALE PRICE is now $169.00 IIRC.

    It seems that Walthers has succumbed to the petroleum inflationary spiral which has raised prices for other model railroad products over the past couple of years.
     

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