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    Default Peco Turntable Motorization Kit

    Peco has announced on October 15, 2019 a non-indexed motorization kit for all of their turntables including N Scale, MSRP LP 62.95
    https://peco-uk.com/blogs/news/turnt...-available-now

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    That's great news! I had bought a Tamya motor & gearbox to do this but this sounds better as it's designed for the turntable...
    Cheers,

    Russ

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    Maybe I'm seeing things but it looks like about 12 wires attached to the controller. A simple DPDT and a DC motor would do the job in the description but that's only 4 wires, so something more than that is going on. Stepper motor? That would make stopping instantaneous.
    Last edited by NtheBasement; 6th Nov 2019 at 09:33 AM. Reason: correctness

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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    A simple DPDT and a DC motor would do the job
    I was just going to use a cheap decoder hooked up to the Tamya motor to run the unit i have. use a loco throttle to control it.
    A friction clutch so it can be finger aligned if it's being troublesome...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    Maybe I'm seeing things but it looks like about 12 wires attached to the controller. A simple DPDT and a DC motor would do the job in the description but that's only 4 wires, so something more than that is going on. Stepper motor? That would make stopping instantaneous.
    I was wondering about that myself.
    Even with the push buttons only four wires would be needed...
    And even if all those wires are needed then a cable would look a lot neater.

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    I think they originally had intended to make an indexing system, with a set of 12 pre-set 15* positions and a reset back to the original. IIRC they were trying to licence an indexing system but that fell through or was too difficult to implement and they just went with the existing control box. Peco Lectrics has a cable form factor so that may play a part in this.
    http://www.masinky.cz/data/O/C/6/Pec...rt-2017-01.pdf

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    Interesting. If they develop the indexing feature in the future, perhaps this is designed to be just a simple upgrade....

    But looking at the price, I think I'll still go with my Tamya gearbox setup
    Cheers,

    Russ

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