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7mm scale 48ft turntable

  • 48ft O scale turntable. Very handy for large and small prairies!
  • 7mm O scale motorised turntable kit
  • 48ft O scale turntable complete with bridge, pit and motor
  • 48ft O scale turntable built by French modeller Fabrice Fayolle.
  • 13.5" Size is perfect for small layouts
  • GWR pannier and wagon on the bridge
  • full framing for side decking and handrails
  • CAD designed wheel assemblies land perfectly on the running rail
  • free running wheels - tested with 3kg loco weight.
  • Vacuum motor is closely modelled on the one at Yeovil, Somerset. It comes with the optional operating area.
  • CL code 125 track and bridge chairs are included as an optional extra to complete the model.
Price:
£99.50 available to order again in mid June 2019
SKU:
KHT701
Scale:
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit(s)


Product Description

7mm O scale 48ft (13.5") turntable kit

COMPLETE KIT with bridge , pit and motor.

C&L rails and bridge chairs are optional.

Available with choice of side decks: operating area and vacuum motor is optional.

This 13.5" turntable is a perfect space saver for small layouts, capable of turning many smaller locos.

While essentially freelance, this turntable takes most of its design features from the larger 70ft turntable at Yeovil Somerset.

Due thanks must go to Fabrice Fayolle for requesting this kit in the first place, and for the assistance and support he has given me throughout its development. Having such a skilled modeller as a lead customer has meant I have gone the extra mile to capture as much detail as I can within the constraints of the materials and manufacturing methods available to me. Many thanks Fabrice! His completed turntable is in the photo below.

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A proto shot during the development - the trendy blue wheels were just proto test ones on an incomplete wheel assembly!

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Like all of Kitwood Hill Models turntables this is mostly plywood construction, only requiring 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 design methods of KHMs larger On30 turntables. The pit base is made from several layers of ply glued at 90degrees to give a rigid structure.

* The pit wall has options with a plain birch ply backing structure that can have DIY finishes applied over it, or the laser cut brickwork (included) can be fitted.

* 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.

BRIDGE features

* The 3mm ply bridge frame forms a rigid structure carrying wheel assemblies, top deck, and side deck framing. 

* wheel assemblies are designed from new for this kit to ensure they can carry the extra weight of O scale standard gauge locos. Delrin wheels with ball bearing races ensure free-running on the steel axles for minium friction. CAD designed features hold the wheels exactly on the running rail.

* the bridge has cosmetic side panel overlays, and side frames that carry the side decking and handrails. These are made as separate sub-assemblies for easy construction.

* The handrails closely follow those at Yeovil, with the frames carrying push poles as per the larger prototype. The handrails are made from piano wire, which keeps its form securely to cope with reasonable handling of the finished model.

* The operating area is optional. The base kit has 2 identical side frame and decking without the operating area and vacuum motor. If the operating area option is selected then one side is replaced with frame, decking, operating area and vacuum motor parts. These features are all very closely based upon the one at Yeovil. It includes dummy operating lever as well as the pump.

* 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 40off C&L bridge chairs and C&L HiNi-silver code 125 rail. I charge these additional option items at cost. They are great looking parts, really easy to use and set the gauge correctly.

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 3A.

* The motor has an integral worm gearbox and has a nominal 0.6 rpm at 12V. The motor drives the primary shaft directly using a shaft coupler. Motor can be controlled by a normal DCC decoder, or analog supply. It has plenty of power and can easily turn a 3kg loco.

* 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 make a clever DIY option don''t let me put you off! I would be most interested to see what you come up with!

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Key dimensions:-

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  1. Bravo Simon 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Aug 2017

    No problem for the construction the diagrams are very clear
    You've done a great job with your kits
    thank you


  2. GREAT JOB SIMON : 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Oct 2016

    GUYS, ALREADY HAVE A METALSMITHS O GAUGE TABLE BUT NEEDED A SMALLER TABLE FOR MY NEEDS :SAW THIS ONE,GOT IT BUILT IT AND ITS REALLY COOL, RUNS SO SLOW IF NEEDED TO AND SORTED OUT THE POLARITY BIT TOO: BRILLIANT KIT:
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK SIMON :
    NICE 1:

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