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Road turntable + Terence turntable help
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I recently got Thomas and Terence Deluxe Set and one of turntable where terence get wood from. It turns when he goes out but it doesnt turn back. I had look all gear and everything, i dont see any broken or stuck gears. I moved all gears and all moves fine. No idea what stopping it turning it back. Any clue how to fix it.

Road turntable doesnt turn that well. Vehicle goes in only turn little bit then it stuck. It quiet tight to turn by hand. Any ideas how to make it move smooth?

Im not sure if this is on right thread.
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#2
Does Terrence stop or does he just spin the rollers? Have you tried any lubrication?
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He does goes in and turn fine but the turntable doesnt turn back once he exits. Ill have to try with lubrication. Where you put that stuff on. On gears?
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I see, these turn tables must have a return spring built in. Are both turntables not working or just one? If its just one then I would image they operate the same and the working one would help with what it should look like on the inside. Caution should be used if taking apart in case a spring shoots out.



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(09-17-2019, 06:54 PM)drew5195 Wrote: He does goes in and turn fine but the turntable doesnt turn back once he exits. Ill have to try with lubrication. Where you put that stuff on. On gears?

do the gears make loud grinding noises?
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I posted video to show what issue is.

https://youtu.be/-umFK-CysHE

Just to add. Spring and all gears that turns is all fine. Just dont know what not making it turn back after he exits
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#7
I watched your video, but it cut off before I got to see what it was that I was looking for...
99% of the time ours works fine, but every once in a while it does what yours is doing.
I was concerned about it, and probably did all the same checks that you’ve already done, (man those are some BIG delicate gears inside!!) and fiddled around with some testing too. So what I wanted to see was what I had noticed, is that when the turntable doesn’t immediately return, and seems like it’s going to block Terrence, he will bump into it just hard enough to trigger its return, then he enters and goes about his business.
How does yours react to him bumping into it??


I just looked at our video, and if you look closely, what I described actually happens @1:39 in the video above!!!

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Play nice & have fun!!Smile
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He hits it then it turns little bit then it stuck so i have to manually turn it back. I tested everything. I took all gears out on turntable and put one back to see if it turns back. I found what it stopping it turning it back is these oranges that Terence wheels goes on. There no cracks or anything on these orange thing that can cause it to stop turning.
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Well the turntable is also connected to the gears that move Cranky too...have you looked to see if he or his resetting mechanism might be what’s hanging it up?
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Might the rollers on the turntable that the wheels spin on actually like, wind (tighten) a spring while turning and release when Terrence moves off so it springs back? Could the wheels sort of slip on the roller so the spring isn't wound the right amount of times to spring back? Maybe clean Terence's drive rubber wheels (the rubber should be removable) and the rollers with a cotton swab and a little rubbing alcohol so the traction is better. Also, are the rear tires bald which can happen with a lot of use? Just thinking out loud.
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I had play around and took one gear out and things are working. It only got one roller to turn instead of 2. Then when it turns back it only 50% it does or terence hits it and it turns back. I'll post picture what I took out. It looks like it on angle not flat. Dont know if it normal or not.
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I'll still try different ways if you have ideas.
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What does the circled gear do? Can I assume that the outside teeth turns Cranky? Is there something in the base that is a spring as something has to make it spin back. Have you looked at the other side turntable to see if its the same set up or possibly see whats powering a return spin? I really don't see anything in your picture that would be powering a retunn spin and isn't that the main problem?

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@Super. That gear you circle goes on these inner circle teeth on picture below.
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There picture of gears that makes it turn back. Let me know if there something not right

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Ahhh...theres the spring that provides the energy to return. When you turn the spring gear 1/4 turn does the spring make the gear bounce back quickly when let go? On another note: What types of lubrication might you have on hand?

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No idea. Ill have to check in garage tomorrow morning. It does spin back right away.
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