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Here is how I started tackling the kit.

 

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I started cutting a circle from a 1mm plastic card sheet. It is recommended to use a 2 mm thickness card but I did not have any and if you use this cutting tool, 1 mm is thick enough. This cutter is not very strong. Also the two gauges are inaccurate I had to adjust the radius using a calliper. But at the end I got a good cleaned circled plastic shape.

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On the left: 4 triangular pieces and On the right 4 quarter circles pieces. 

 

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The rail profile is made by successive folds.

 

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Mock

 

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I had to add an edge of 1mm plasticard (2mm = height of a Peco sleeper).

 

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The circle, its frame and the rail are securely positioned with masking tape. Once the pieces were in place they were glued on the circle using Evo stick solvent free. The strip of plasticard  (with the arrow) is my "in house" track gauge.

 

This is me so far 

To be continued...

 

Luc 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very nice. no soldering which is a plus to someone like me who cant. might pick one up. love wagon turntables

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Very sad to see this is only available as OO - am I the only one who would be interested in an EM & P4 version - A wish list posting I know but Pete might just be listening ...

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Very sad to see this is only available as OO - am I the only one who would be interested in an EM & P4 version - A wish list posting I know but Pete might just be listening ...

When I was looking to do one in P4 I did enquire and sadly was told that the current one is 00 only. So I scratchbuilt one with a pickup track beneath and motorised it. There was a thread someway back on here about scratchbuilding one.

 

Kitwood Hill models do a variety of driven turntables so perhaps they might consider doing 'specials' if it was worthwhile?

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scratchbuilding one.

I'm sure such a thing is possible. Given some rail and copperclad. But this etch seems to provide a simple, elegant and quick solution. So often these start out as projects in EM/P4 then respond to calls from OO (where the demand is going to be higher). I could see this even having interest in 7mm.

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Might be a daft suggestion, but given that the central square is made in four quarters, and the other rails likewise, what would happen if you built the central bit to 18.x gauge, and gauged the rest from that. Seems to me that you would end up with unfeasibly large flangeways at the four crossing points, and the thing would be ~ 6" over scale diameter ( but could, presumably be filed down?).

 

Whether the flangeways would look acceptable or not is obviously a question that I can't answer, but I don't think running would be a major concern.

 

HTH

Simon

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Hi Luc .This looks like a complicated project, I can only imagine what a pigs ear I would make of it.??? Looking forward to the next instalment and your proposed method of operation. Wishing you good luck. Happy modelling Kev

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