Doctor Ben's Turntable Pit w/Granite Wall Labstone/Resin *SECONDS* HO/S/O SCALE

Doctor Ben's Turntable Pit w/Granite Wall Labstone/Resin *SECONDS* HO/S/O SCALE

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Turntable Pit #6 (Qty = 1) [+$59.95]
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Kit includes Supplement to build Turntable for both Standard & Narrow Gauge for use in the below Color-Cast Turntable Pit.

Doctor Ben's Split Granite Wall Turntable Pit *SECONDS*

*NEW* Doctor Ben's 4-Piece Special Weathering Solution Set-4-4 oz Bottles!  Over time we have assimilated some orphan Turntable Pits--some with issues & others not. Individual images & descriptions are in the below table. PLEASE ASK Questions before making a purchase and incurring the expense of having the Pit mailed to you and you not receiving what you were expecting. Each of the six Pits are "one-of-a-kind" and cannot be replicated. Buy two or three or four and we may be able to do you a break on price. Thanks again for your business!

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#1 Second generation Doctor Ben's Turntable Pits were cast in Urethane resin natural color casting 12' sq x 1-1/8' thick-This Pit's track ring has dibbits (SEE PHOTO) that are easily disguised by rail ties & weathering. Otherwise, great deal! 3lbs

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#2 Original Doctor Ben's Turntable Pits were Labstone natural color casting 12' sq x 1-1/8' thick with rail/track ring. The Micro Engineering weathered Track & ties are not attached. Another great deal! 5lbs

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#3 This pit was an experiment to create a Pit floor with a "slump" in it. Did several of these for customers which do look good and accommodates a taller table.

Labstone natural color casting 12' sq x 1-1/4' thick with rail/track ring-concave pit floor/ Track & ties are not attached. 7lbs

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  #4This pit is cast without a Pit floor because some folks wanted to create their own floor-yes, some wanted wood & others wanted brick.

Labstone natural color casting 12'sq x1-1/8' thick no pit floor with rail/track ring-Track & ties are not attached. 5lbs

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#5 This pit is cast without a Pit floor because some folks wanted to create their own floor-yes, some wanted wood & others wanted brick.

Labstone natural color casting 12'sq x1-1/8' thick no pit floor with rail/track ring-Track & ties are not attached. 5lbs

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  #6 An Original Doctor Ben's Turntable Pits were Labstone natural color casting still in its shrink wrap.

Labstone natural color casting 12'sq x1-1/8' thick shrink wrapped. 5lbs

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Turntable pits don't have to be scary projects that tend to fall into pieces just when you are about to back your precious, expensive locomotive out of its stall. And with the quality products that Doctor Ben's uses, you needn't have to worry about a twisting, warping pit when you least expect it!

This pit's inner wall has been meticulously constructed using Doctor Ben's Baby Building Blocs.

 

Information from the Kit Instructions:*NEW* Doctor Ben's 4-Piece Special Weathering Solution Set-4-4 oz Bottles!

Preparing the Turntable Pit

Each of these pits are cast in a very high and stable resin. This is done so that you will not have to worry about things warping and twisting around long after you have installed this pit into your layout. Still, the pit that you have received may (probably) have some tiny voids that were bubbles as result of the casting process. Typically, we pressurize our castings to pretty my void out these pockets. Unfortunately, the size of this pit does not fit our pressure pot, so there are a couple of things that you can do to remedy this situation.

First, a tiny clump of grass/weeds picked up with small pointy tweezers and a dab of super glue pointed into the void makes it disappear right away! Another idea is to use a small Dremel bit and a dental pick to make the pockets more ragged like the split granite and aged over time and chunks have fallen off. These two ideas are what I prefer to do.

If you are looking for that relatively new look (and what layout full of un-weathered buildings & rolling stock isn't) a small dab of Squadron White putty or Testors Puddy with a small spatula will make quick work of the gaps. If you are not into those fancy puttys/puddys might we suggest using some paintable caulking or wood filler from the Big Box store instead'

Installation Instructions:*NEW* Doctor Ben's 4-Piece Special Weathering Solution Set-4-4 oz Bottles!

This Doctor Ben's Fine Scale Turntable Pit is fairly simple to install. Cut a 12' square hole where you would like the pit positioned in your layout; build up some framing; test the fit of the pit and get all the wiring ready to hook up.

Begin priming and weathering as per the Doctor Ben's 'How-To #1: Turning Toys into Models' booklet. Install circular piece of track (a two-gallon bucket will help you curve the metal track) and test fit (a few strategically placed pilot holes with track nails as locating pins aids this process well) and cement into place with some 5-minute epoxy. Weathering will hide any epoxy that seeps out.

The dimensions of this Turntable Pit are 12" square overall with the pit dimensions of 9.125" diameter by 15/16" to the floor of the pit. The rail lip that you see in the image is 0.093" high by about 5/16" wide. the individual 3/32" BBBs are staggered as not to overlap joints.