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7mm scale 30ft turntable

  • 7mm O scale motorised 30ft turntable kit
  • O scale industrial 30ft  standard gauge turntable kit
  • chequerplate between the rails with full deck planking give an industrial look.
  • Bridge and deck frame inside the 9" pit.
  • lifting push poles modelled from industrial prototypes
Price:
£64.50 waiting for motors. next batch September
SKU:
KHT710
Scale:
Maximum Purchase:
2 unit(s)


Product Description

7mm O scale 30ft turntable kit.

COMPLETE KIT with bridge , pit and motor.

C&L rails and bridge chairs are optional.

This small turntable with 8.45" rail length is a perfect space saver for small layouts, capable of turning a wide range of small standard gauge locos.

Like all of Kitwood Hill Models turntables this is mostly plywood construction, only requireing glue to assemble. Soldering is restricted to the circular support rail, and wiring the track rails. 

Construction is straightforward, built up in sub-assemblies, with many pictures in the instructions.

PIT features

* Pit uses the tried and tested 9" On30 turntable pit. The pit base is made from several layers of ply glued at 90degrees to give a rigid structure.

* The pit running rail is included, along with a simple assembly method, proven on our many On30 turntables. Its so simple a novice builder should be able to obtain a perfect circle. That said, the wheels are wide enough to accommodate a reasonable amount of assembly tolerance.

BRIDGE and deck features

* The 3mm ply bridge frame forms a rigid structure carrying wheel assemblies and top sub-deck. The full deck is re-enforced with an outrigger frame.

* While similar to its On30 counterpart, the wheel assemblies are designed from new for this kit to ensure they can carry the extra weight of O scale standard gauge locos. Brass wheels turned on KHMs lathe run freely on the steel axles. CAD designed features hold the double-flanged wheels exactly on the running rail.

turned-wheels.jpg

 

* The deck surface is basswood engraved with scale 9" planking complete with boltholes. Wheel maintaince hatches are included to the kit to finish off the deck.

* in between the rails are laser-engraved chequerplate panels to give that industrial look.

* The kit includes lifting push poles that I have seen on industrial turntables. I thought it worth including the parts for these, although it is easy to fashion your own (we are modellers after all)

* track rails and chairs are optional - you may have your own and don't need me to supply. If you do select the rail option then the kit will include 24off C&L 4 bolt bridge chairs and C&L HiNi-silver code 125 rail. I charge these additional option items at cost. They are great looking parts and really easy to use. (I do not include a gauge - as O scalers you likely have one already, if not, C&L sell this vital bit of kit for your toolbox!)

Instructions: These are available in pdf only. There are no printed instructions in the kit. Why? I hate printing them, and there are many pages so it costs a lot. They also increase the weight and add shipping cost. The upside is the instructions are full of photos taking you through the assembly process. If you want to see them before buying then please send me a request to sales@kitwoodhillmodels.com  No obligation, electrons are free!

Drive train features

* Track power is taken to the rails via KHMs well-proven robust turning-plate assembly - which also transfers the rotional torque to the bridge via the 4mm primary shaft . This pre-assembled item includes continuous PCB contact rings for the best use with DCC. If used with a DCC reversing module, DCC loco decoder power will be continuous. The track power contacts are hard-gold-plated sprung plungers of a robust kind used in the electronics industry. Each rated at 6A. The primary shaft turns in oil-bearing bronze bushes.

* The kit uses a proven drive train with a capable 3rpm motor and 4:1 steel gears, tested with 2kg locos it has plenty of grunt to turn the locos you can fit on this small deck.

* Indexing is completely foolproof...and free...track alignment is by eye! It can turn extremely slowly so its easy to stop at the right place. Its a small turntable and likely to be installed on a small layout - so "visual indexing" is good enough for 99% of users. That said...if you wish to spend a fortune on a fancy indexing system, or better yet make a clever DIY option, I would be most interested to see what you come up with!

Key dimensions:-

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