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HO 65ft Turntable

  • HO 9" standard gauge turntable with 3 truck Heisler
  • HO 65ft turntable
  • Put your back into it!
  • HO 9inch turntable from above
  • HO 9inch pit.
  • underside of pit has additional bracing.
  • Rail jig to form and centrally align the support rail.
  • The bridge framing fits snugly together before glueing - the slots and tab dimensions adjusted for the laser beam width.
  • Laser cut deck ties for bridge torsional rigidity and to avoid the kit being a bag full of sticks! you will only see the ends once the deck planking is in place.
  • Underside of the bridge. the frame separation is slightly wider than the prototype, forced by reusing the KHM's standard contact PCB. This has been the only dimension that has been knowingly compromised.
  • contact PCB slimmed down from the On30 kits. comes pre-assembled and pre-wired to the turning plate.
  • Primary driven axle locked into place with 2 gears and a locking pin. She ain't slipping!
  • 2 wheel sub-assemblies - easier to handle.
  • Wheel assembly fits into slots on the frame for correct position and height.
  • Simple assembly with drop in wheels.
  • Support wheels sitting neatly on the rail
Price:
£69.50. Next batch ordering 31st May 11pm UK time
SKU:
KHT250
Scale:
HO
Rating:
Maximum Purchase:
2 unit(s)


Product Description

HO 65ft turntable.

9 inch Turntable complete with motor and all parts needed for a functional model.

Turn your HO logging loco in space saving style

Model features:

* Bridge length = 228mm (a touch under 9")

* Deck width = 55mm. deck planking is scale 12" planks.

* pit inside diameter = 231mm.

* pit support ring (outside diameter around the top) = 254mm

* pit hole required = 245-247mm (use the pit base as a template to cut the required circular hole)

* stanchions with double handrails (wire included)

* Air motor and operating deck that drives the bridge wheels. (Air is taken from the loco being turned in the real thing). The "motor" is made up from laser cut parts and is a fair representation of the shape of the unit. It does the job from reasonable viewing angles.

Turntable operational features:-

* Motor, gearing and contacts included and are the same as the ON30 9" turntable. Proven reliability and quiet. No indexing - alignment is by eye.

GEARING IS STEEL REDUCTION GEARS with grub screws and a very low RPM motor

* Pre-assembled turning plate with contacts that transfers rotation and power to the bridge as per the On30 kit. It works without slipping!

* Bridge rails are NOT INCLUDED. I have made the cross-tie base so that you can fit you own track really easily. no need to know how to spike.

 ho-track-fit.jpg

* Pit is one piece, laser ply with a bracing panel and an addtional ring carrying the support rail at the right hieght. All self-aligning with holes and 2mm axles (supplied).

* Bridge support rail in the pit uses a jig to obtain a good circular rail correctly centred in the pit. Easy -honest. Circular perfection is not really needed because the bridge wheel design can accomodate a lot of "assembly tolerance" without fouling.

* instructions are only available as pdf. Not only are we doing our bit to save the planet (yeah Ok -I cut wood!) but more importantly my ink is expensive and the weight adds shipping cost. Electrons are free (mostly). You will be mailed instructions at time of shipping - but please contact me if you want to have a look before purchase. I would put them here but the website isn't playing ball.

 And finally...

If you are looking for smaller HO turntables then 60mm (2.5"), 90mm (3.5") and 115mm (4.5") deck turntables are available - look at 009 types and select 16.5mm gauge.

 

 


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  1. Great HO turntable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Oct 2016

    I just completed the build for this turntable. It fills a need for branch line service running only small steam (4-6-0) or 4 axle diesels needing to be turned for the trip back to the home terminal. It went together quite well, a few fiddly little bits but all in all a straight forward build. I temporarily set it up today and it runs flawlessly, track power steady through 360 degrees. I used a 6 volt battery and will probably go to a 3 volt power supply as it's a bit fast on 6v.

    Kitwood Hill Models comment: great to hear, Dean! You may find it better to use a variable supply for the motor so you can turn it right down to "real slow" for track alignment. Simon