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Turntable Kits

Kits are produced to a high degree of precision, using both etched and machined parts, as well as white metal and lost-wax brass castings.

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Cowans & Sheldon Pre-Grouping Turntable

These kits are based on the hand-pushed "balanced table" design of well turntable, built by Cowans & Sheldon of Carlisle, and used by all of the British railway companies from pre-grouping days until well into the 1930's when they were largely replaced by the powered versions. However, many examples of this type of turntable survived into BR days at the smaller depots.

Four kits are available, to build the 42 foot (12,8 metre), the 50 foot (15,2 metre), the 60 foot (18,3metre) and 70 foot (21,3 metre) versions. The smaller sizes will accommodate most of the 0-6-0 tender loco classes, whilst the larger sizes will be required to turn 4-6-0 , 4-6-2 and some 4-4-0 classes. Note that 60 and 70 foot turntables were often installed even though their diameter far exceeded the wheelbase of the largest locos to be turned. This was due to the fact that it would have been necessary to position certain locomotives several feet off-centre in order to achieve perfect balance. 

Photo shows a 50ft. version built by Phil Williams

PG42K Pre-grouping style turntable. 42ft. diameter. Kit.  
PG42A Pre-grouping style turntable. 42ft. diameter. Assembled  
PG50K Pre-grouping style turntable. 50ft. diameter. Kit  
PG50A Pre-grouping style turntable. 50ft. diameter. Assembled  

THE KITS LISTED ABOVE REQUIRE INSTALLATION MODULE TYPE TIM2

PG60K Pre-grouping style turntable, 60ft. diameter. Kit  
PG60A Pre-grouping style turntable, 60ft. diameter. Assembled  

THE KIT LISTED ABOVE REQUIRES INSTALLATION MODULE TYPE TIM3

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