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Turntable KitsMidland Compound on 50ft. turntable

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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WELL TYPE TURNTABLE

The model is based on the style of turntable introduced by Ransomes & Rapier of Ipswich in the 1930s, and installed all over the British railway system. Propulsion was by hand windlass, electric or vacuum. Two sizes are available - 60 foot and 70 foot diameter * , and the model is suitable for use with steam or electric (2-rail, battery or stud contact) locomotives * Illustrations show Aster A4 locomotive on 70ft. version


The unit consists of two modules, as follows:

Module 1 - THE BRIDGE
Constructed of brass, steel, nickel-silver and copperclad laminate. All parts are jig machined for accuracy and perfect alignment. The model incorporates correct section girder frames and stretchers which support the running rails, with a cantilevered walkway along each side. Fittings include handrails, locking levers and windlass. Additional detail available on request includes vacuum tanks, vacuum pipe and control pedestal.

Module 2 - THE INSTALLATION UNIT
Constructed from MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) and plywood. These are accurately machined to form the rim, walls and floor of the well. A raised ledge carries the circular race rail on which the turntable rotates. For use with electric traction (track pick-up), power to the bridge rails is supplied via each half of the race rail and the carrying wheels.

Turning is by hand, although motorisation is a future possibility.

For maintenance purposes, the bridge may be removed from the well simply by lifting it off the centre shaft. The well module occupies a space 800 x 800mm.

Whilst primarily intended for indoor use, the model may be operated outdoors if the base unit is arranged so as to be instantly removable.

RR60/1AP Bridge unit, built and painted (non-motorised), 60ft. £350.00
RR70/1AP Bridge unit, built and painted (non-motorised), 70ft. £375.00
MOD4/60A Installation unit, 60ft. £125.00
MOD4/70A Installation unit, 70ft. £135.00

Please note - only available as RTR at present. Please enquire re delivery.

 

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