Just curious, as I built my own 33" (I'll ever do that again!), but I have considered replacing it with one of the manufactured ones, and I notice above that the Millhouse seems to be the crowd favorite, so I am wondering if any of you have any specific objections to or problems with the Ross version. Ross offers quality products, as many or most of us know, and I'm curious about the apparent large preference for Millhouse.
Both appear to be well-made, and I'm not looking to slam anyone, of course. Neither is inexpensive.
I built my own too; 36" so I could fit the whole scale Allegheny and tender on it. I know it is not as good as Millhouse or Ross, but mine cost me under $100!!!
I used an antenna rotator for the motor and a lazy Susan bearing for stability. I made my own railings and used balsa wood for the skirts and pit walls. The control house is Plastruct. It worked out very well with some tinkering and careful measurement. I do not have an indexer, which makes operating it a little more challenging, but still fun. I could use a brake to lock the motor once positioned. The motor tends to retain some energy after power is cut, and it moves a bit too long. I haven't figured that part out yet but haven't tried too hard.
Enjoy your purchase! The Millhouse unit sounds great.