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Offline Richard556  
#1 Posted : 19 January 2021 23:17:41(UTC)
Richard556

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know the difference between the original Marklin 7294 transfer table and the updated 72941 produced since 2012? According to the Marklin catalogue the main difference is an update to the colour of the transfer table, and I suspect that the plug connections have been updated to the new style plug.

However are there any other differences? In particular has the (notoriously loud) motor been changed or updated? Has anyone had a chance to compare a 7294 directly with a 72941?

Richard
Online kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 19 January 2021 23:33:42(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: Richard556 Go to Quoted Post
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know the difference between the original Marklin 7294 transfer table and the updated 72941 produced since 2012? According to the Marklin catalogue the main difference is an update to the colour of the transfer table, and I suspect that the plug connections have been updated to the new style plug.

However are there any other differences? In particular has the (notoriously loud) motor been changed or updated? Has anyone had a chance to compare a 7294 directly with a 72941?

Richard


Isn't the 7294 for M-Track?

According to the 72941 web page (manual available there) it is suitable for direct connection to C-Track and/or K-Track.
Offline mvd71  
#3 Posted : 20 January 2021 00:05:56(UTC)
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Hi Richard,

A quick you tube search found a video of the 72941, and it was every bit as noisy as the old one. As you said, the only difference appears be the colour and maybe the plugs.

There are some very quiet operating tables on youtube but they have been upgraded with a motor unit from SB modellbau.

Cheers....

Mike
Offline klarinettmeister  
#4 Posted : 20 January 2021 00:45:43(UTC)
klarinettmeister

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Hi!

I have the 72941 and it's still still for M track.
I haven't seen the 7294 so I cannot compare.
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Offline klarinettmeister  
#5 Posted : 20 January 2021 00:47:43(UTC)
klarinettmeister

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My 72941 is very noisy.
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Offline mvd71  
#6 Posted : 22 January 2021 20:11:54(UTC)
mvd71

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The old 7294 is very noisy too
Offline Richard556  
#7 Posted : 24 January 2021 08:44:25(UTC)
Richard556

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Thanks for all the responses - it sounds like the 72941 is just as noisy as the 7294 so they must have the same motor. Both are still designed for m-track, but adapter tracks for k track and c track are available.

I've heard that one way to make the transfer table quieter is to operate it with DC current rather than AC current - has anyone tried this? Are there any instructions for doing this online?

Richard
Offline mvd71  
#8 Posted : 24 January 2021 10:28:40(UTC)
mvd71

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Hi Richard,

I haven’t tried it myself, although I can see the logic in feeding clean dc rather that a poorly rectified ac. The reality is the motor in the transfer table is a cheap unit, and upgrading to a better quality unit is the best was to get results.

That said, I have a brand new 7294 sitting in my cupboard. I could plug in DC tomorrow and report back.

Cheers...

Mike
Offline mvd71  
#9 Posted : 25 January 2021 03:45:03(UTC)
mvd71

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Originally Posted by: Richard556 Go to Quoted Post
Thanks for all the responses - it sounds like the 72941 is just as noisy as the 7294 so they must have the same motor. Both are still designed for m-track, but adapter tracks for k track and c track are available.

I've heard that one way to make the transfer table quieter is to operate it with DC current rather than AC current - has anyone tried this? Are there any instructions for doing this online?

Richard


Hi Richard,

I did a quick test on the 7294 that I have, with DC power driving it I didn't hear any reduction in noise. And the unit I tested is a new old stock unit that has never been used, so condition was not an issue.

If you are looking at buying one and the noise is something you want to minimize I would suggest getting a second hand unit and buying the motor upgrade from SB modellbau

I have used there products in some steam locos and results were fantastic.

Cheers....

Mike



Offline Richard556  
#10 Posted : 25 January 2021 10:00:47(UTC)
Richard556

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Thanks Mike - sounds like the sb-modellbau motor is the best option. Out of interest how did you drive the transfer table with DC - did you just connect a 12V DC power source to the transfer table instead of the usual AC feed or do you need to by-pass the rectifier?
Offline mvd71  
#11 Posted : 25 January 2021 10:12:02(UTC)
mvd71

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You’re welcome. -I just supplied DC voltage from a bench power supply. Are you looking at buying a transfer table, or were you considering options on upgrading a7294?

Offline Richard556  
#12 Posted : 25 January 2021 10:26:29(UTC)
Richard556

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I was looking at buying one and wondering whether getting a 72941 was worth it - from what I'm learning it sounds like a secondhand 7294 is the better option.
Offline mvd71  
#13 Posted : 25 January 2021 22:38:29(UTC)
mvd71

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Mmmmmm interesting.....
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