A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby TomTom » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:43 pm

Excellent work and a very useful guide to putting it together, thanks. I recently built a London Road Models kit of a 50' table that uses a preformed plastic well, and was going to do a 60' Metalsmith one for another station, but hit the problem of cross members as well. Unfortunately it proved impractical to go ahead with this so the build was abandoned while an alternative solution was thought of.

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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:40 am

Thanks TomTom - I wasn't aware of the London Road Models kit - otherwise things may have been different!

For those who don't know, the Metalsmith business was carved up into Metalsmith (continuing to supply metals), and Midland Railway Centre (supplying the turntable kits).

(You must have some layout with 2 turntables in mind?)

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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby nickbrad » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:48 pm

Some incredible engineering involved with that, a bit more complicated than a basic Hornby jobbie

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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby TomTom » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:39 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Thanks TomTom - I wasn't aware of the London Road Models kit - otherwise things may have been different!

For those who don't know, the Metalsmith business was carved up into Metalsmith (continuing to supply metals), and Midland Railway Centre (supplying the turntable kits).

(You must have some layout with 2 turntables in mind?)



A layout based on Thurso and one on Helmsdale - shoehorned into a small attic. Both started off with 60' Roco turntables but they were so continental in outline and in the terminus's case too large, that I eventually built replacements. I was going to use the smaller Metalsmiths one but came across the LRM kit and found a thread build of it so decided to give it a go. It certainly looks the part now - the other one I eventually just added side panels which made it passable as a post war table as fitting the Metalsmiths base would have involved tearing apart almost the whole station.

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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:28 pm

nickbrad wrote:Some incredible engineering involved with that, ...


If you think that, then you should see the London Road Models kit. I managed to find the thread on it, and it's almost totally etched construction, resulting in a lovely model.

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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby Daniel » Fri May 14, 2021 4:17 am

E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T thread, Ex-Pat!

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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat May 15, 2021 12:41 pm

Many thanks Daniel.

I wonder if anybody has bought one as a result?

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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby Peterm » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:33 pm

I've just seen this thread for the first time and most impressed I am. Patience is definitely a virtue.
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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby Mountain » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:22 am

That turntable looks grand. I somehow have missed this thread. I am enjoying looking at the pictures.

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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:19 pm

Yep that's the sort of thing my dad would have called a proper job!
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Re: A Midland Railway Centre Turntable for Hawick

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:34 pm

Many thanks Peterm, Mountain & Bufferstop - one of these "days" I really must get down to applying the stop indexing.

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