Model Bridges for the Garden Railway

Photo 3 Grockle Creek Pony Truss copy
Plate Girder  ELM TREE RED3


MVL Turntable 9
MVL Turntable 5
MVL Turntable 3

We often receive enquiries for turntables and have produced two bespoke models for customers. We have therefore decided to add the Plate Girder Turntable to our product list. The turntable can be used to fully reverse the direction of locomotives or if space is limited for turnouts it can be used within a restricted turning area to direct rolling stock onto radiating sidings. Whilst it is based on our sturdy plate girder bridge design, we have lightened the structure by using a smaller T Section frame to the plate girder. For the turntable mechanism we have chosen to use a wide diameter bearing often referred to as a 'Lazy Susan'. Our production models are supported on a heavy duty industrial bearing which is solid aluminium and therefore rust and weatherproof. The table can take a load up to 250Kg which is very much more than is required for our purpose. With a depth of only 8.5mm it minimises the ground preparation required to install the table. There are three standard lengths available, 600mm, 800mm and 1000mm. The measurement refers to the length of the track bed and hence the diameter of the turntable. Further support is provided at the four corners of the track bed in the form of small rollers fixed to follow the circumference of the turntable circle. These maintain the rail height as the locomotive crosses the joint between the turntable and the approach track.     

MVL Turntable 1


PGT60: £158.00
PGT80: £182.00
PGT100: £207.00

plus P&P

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