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HOn3/HO 65ft gallows

  • HO/HOn3 65ft gallows turntable kit
  • 3 truck Heisler sitting on 65ft HO gallows turntable.
  • gallows sized for both standard and narrow gauges
£79.50. Next batch available to order in May
Maximum Purchase:
2 unit(s)

Product Description

HOn3/HO 65ft gallows turntable

Next batch in May

KIT price is £79.50

Guide on shipping cost. shipping 2 is nearly same price as 1 !


THIS KIT IS REDESIGNED FOR "DIRECT DRIVE" FROM A GW370 STYLE 0.6RPM GEARED MOTOR. Unlike the previous version it has no extra gears.

MOTOR IS READILY AVAILABLE ON EBAY FOR AROUND £10 to £15, usually with free shipping. (Also sometimes Amazon)

KIT INCLUDES A SHAFT COUPLER, and MOTOR SCREWS,  BUT NOT THE MOTOR. You will have to buy that yourself.

It is available with HO or HOn3 deck options.

The A frame design follows the pattern of the Laws turntable in California.

The bridge deck is made up on an integral frame using laser cut wooden parts that slot into each other for ease of assembly. Unlike other "kits" it is not simply a bag of sticks!

There is no bridge track included. Rather use your own track. There is a simple jig that aligns the track on the centre line.

The turntable has a ring rail (code 75 included) - as that overcomes the stability issues when turning and when driving on/off the bridge and it uses same small wheels as the proven Durango HOn3 kit. The ring rail also uses a simple jig to hold the rail in place while the rail is soldered to copper clad ties. Its easy! Honest! Even novice solderers have done it.

Spider design:  The kit uses the "pseudo spider" design method used in my On30 gallows kits. The spider is suggested by fixed beams and rings with a cavity in the centre, into which the proven KHM turning plate sits. The turning plate provides the reliable rotation and power connections that are already proven in the On30 and HOn3 Durango turntable kits. An actual spider with rotating wheels is complex to create and assemble - and far too likely to be a source of functional problems. And once the bridge deck is in place you can hardly see it anyway.

Stays and cabling: This is 0.6mm piano wire. I use this because it is robust and holds its shape. 

NBW assemblies: the kit has none - you will have to source your own. There are 3 reasons for this: a) 75% of customers are in US/Canada and its easier for you to get them than me! b) the cost is lower if you source your own. I would have to import to UK, add to kit and send back. That's madness. c) I don't like adding casting suppliers into my supply chain due to long and variable lead times. The On30 kits have NBW assemblies built up from laser cut parts but that isn't feasible in HO.

The kit has PDF instructions, not printed ones. They will be emailed to you when the kit is shipped.

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