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.