How to assemble the Centre Module #005c
centre pit building provides the means to extend our end pit modules to
any length you want. The original pits at Reims had 30 bays, but of
course this is a substantial pit structure and would require a very
hand rail is left uncut so you are free to move the optional rear
along the length, but of course
if you are placing these at the back of your track, you have the option
to leave them off completely. It is a simple building, but if painted
with the various racing logos above the front opening can make these
the centrepiece for any track. We do not recommend that you use this
building without the end modules as the end walls are not etched.
The 1/32 model centre sections are 210mm Wide x 104mm Deep x 132mm High
The stairs if fitted project 89mm from the rear of the building.
How to assemble the Pits buildings #005
We recommend quick
drying super glue for our models. Just a few drops on the joining
edges, press and hold them for a few seconds and the connection is
done. This way the model can be built in about 1/2 hour. Of course if
you are going to paint model, you can do this as you go along, however
the pit interior is easy to access should you want to paint it after
you have completed the build. One word of warning. If you have bought
multiple kits, do not be tempted to open all the bags and tip
everything out. Some parts look very similar across the kits (between
centre and end modules) so unless you like a challenge resist the
How to assemble the Centre Module
model is double skinned in most places, so we assemble the inner first
then add on the outer detail. We highly recommend that you read the
guide all the way through. This is particularly important if you have
purchased the end modules as some parts have a symmetrical counterpart.
let us begin. Get
base, rear wall and the centre wall. The base is one of the larger
pieces in the kit and has "Magnetic Racing" etched on the underside.
Place this part text down on the build surface. Note the rear wall has
brick decoration and this
unusually points to the inside as it is visible from the front when the
kit is completed. Also note down the centre of the rear wall there are
two guide lines to help you get the centre wall vertical. Do a dry
assemble first to check you have the parts correctly orientated, then
separate them and apply glue. By assembling all the 3 parts at once it
is easier to get all the parts perpendicular to each other, however if
you prefer, assemble the centre wall to the floor using a right angle
or another part from the kit to get it vertical, You can then
attach the rear wall.
we glue on the pit front. Note there is surface detail on this part
above the front opening and this needs to face outwards. Again do a dry
assembly first to see where you need to apply glue and then assemble it
to the main model. Notice that the lugs on this part are long and
protrude through the face of the front wall. This is correct. Just
ensure the front face is pushed back and presses tightly against the
front upright and is fully engaged with the floor.
end pieces go on next. Both parts for the centre modules are identical . Glue these in place
ensuring the vertical edges are perfectly aligned. Once again dry
assemble the parts first to see which edges contact each other and
where to apply the glue.
the model around and glue on the inner roof. Note there are two slots
which we will use later and these go to the front of the building. The
part is symmetrical so can go any way up. We now have the main
structure completed. The outer skin and details are next.
vertical roof section goes on next. Note the brick detail points
outwards. It locks into the roof using the two slots mentioned earlier.Continue by adding on the rear outer skin. Glue the brick detail outwards.
now add on the outer roof skin. Note that the slots are to the rear of
the building and the etched detail is on the outside. Ensure the ends
of the roof are flush with the main model.
front of the building is supported by two gussets and these glue into
the front two vertical slots. The detail etched on the roof also helps
us here to get them square. The gusset tops protrude a little over the top
edge. We will use this feature next to help us attach the top piece.
the glue cure fully before attaching the top lip otherwise you risk
pushing the gussets we just attached out of their slots. The back edge
flush with the upright and we can use the protruding gussets to help
us. Also ensure that the ends are flush otherwise the next section of
the pits won't butt up correctly. This part protrudes slightly over the
front as it does on the original building.
the front of the building we attach the lower bricks. The orientation
is not important as it is exactly 4 bricks tall. Again ensure the ends
are flush with the main model and use the build surface to get the
lower edge perfectly aligned. Notice that we apply glue onto the top of
the protruding lugs and that there is a gap between the inner and outer
panel. This is correct.
finishing touch at the front is the two top cappings. Glue these on.
They fit around the upright walls as shown. Again the detail etching is
in the top.
you are not going to have rear stairs on this section we now recommend
you glue on the rear hand rail. This goes into the slots at the rear of
the roof. Ensure that this is glued upright otherwise it wont match any
adjoining sections of rail. Use a right angle or another square piece in
the kit to help you. If you are unsure, leave this piece until you have
all the other modules complete. If you are going to add stairs at the
rear, leave this piece unglued, complete the stair assembly, glue it
where you want then glue in the hand rail last of all. The reason for
this is that you need to cut a horizontal section from this piece to
give the pedestrians access to the roof at the top of the stairs.
This completes the build of the pits centre section.
How to assemble the Stairs
rear stairs are entirely optional to the build. If you want your pits
to go flush against a back wall, leave them off. Each pits module
contains one set of stairs, but having one on each module is probably
an overkill, so maybe one at each end is sufficient or one in the middle. But of course its
your track, so feel free to add as many or as little as you want. When
assembling the stairs it can be handy to lip the two uprights over the
top of the pit building back edge, but either way you need to assemble
First get out the hand rails and inner stair supports. we need to make a symmetrical pair.
these two parts together using the detail etched on the hand rail to guide you, then look for an opposite hand rail. The
stair support which we glue to the hand rail in the above image is not handed , so you can use either. You should now have
the following pairs.
Now take two stair treads. These are attached to a sprue and are easily
cut off. We provide a few extras for you. There is an etched detail on
the sprue to show you where to cut. There are several methods to
complete the stairs, one being to glue one side to the main pit model
using a square edge against the build surface, but it is possible to
assemble the stairs on their own which we recommend. First place one side on the build
surface and attach two stair treads one at the top and one at the
bottom. Use a right angled edge, or another piece of the kit to ensure
they are glued vertically. You can use just one drop of super glue for
each of these, so if you get it wrong, it is possible to carefully peel
the tread back off. You can then clean it up with a knife and try again with one of the spares we provide. The
kit is quite accurate though, so if you push the tread home in the
corner it should be fairly close to vertical.
now use the pits to help us glue on the second rail. By lipping the top
edge on the back of the pits . Just apply two drops of glue to the
stair treads and push everything together. We can use the rear of the
pits and the build surface to align the stairs. If you are a little
unsure here, do not use super glue, but a slower drying glue such as
PVA. You can
use blue tack, small pieces of masking tape to hold everything it in
check it is all square and have plenty of time to adjust if necessary.
When happy that everything is correct , walk
away for half an hour or so and let the glue on the treads dry. You can
then go back using super glue to attach the remaining stair treads.
stairs will be very fragile at first, but we next glue in the other stair
treads so the construction becomes much stronger. Complete as many
stair sets as you want to have at the rear of the pits.
Its now time to get out all your pit buildings and lay them out as they
are going to fit on your track. Decide where you want the stairs to go.
It's not a good idea to mount the stairs so they obstruct the rear doors
of the pits. Also position them so they are aligned with the uprights of
the hand rail.
you haven't glued in the hand rail as we suggested earlier, as we now
need to mark and remove any cross pieces at the top of each stair. Mark
and cut them carefully with a sharp knife before gluing the hand rails
and stairs into place.
You have now completed the build. Please send us photos of how you have
detailed up you models as we would like to share those images with the