Here's the latest project on the workbench, bringing back to life a classic Thorens TD124 turntable. The owner wants it to look like it did when it came out of the box and wants a new Linn Akito tonearm to be installed. The first step is to work on the upper section, lots of Q-tips and Flitz and plenty of elbow grease to get rid of the grunge. This table uses a combination of belt drive to rotate a stepped capstan and then power is transferred to the heavy cast iron platter via an idler wheel.
More to come.