Information on the Control Tower and Crosswalk 1550 building and how to assemble it
tower and crosswalk kit is based on the much sought after and no longer
available Scalextric C234 & Marklin 1550 models. We did not want to
do an exact replica as we felt this would be unfair to original
collectors, so we have revisited the design and added our own touches.
The building is now correctly scaled and extended slightly so it can
stretch across 2 lane and 4 lane tracks easily. We have also added
windows in the ends of the towers and all the internal stair details are
reproduced. (This is missing from the original). Furthermore the upper
open area at the top of the large tower now has ladder access.
you haven't built one of our kits or are new to kit building, we
recommend you choose on of our other kits to build first. This kit is
quite challenging to build and care must be taken particularly when
constructing the stair assemblies. Having said that if you follow the
build instructions carefully, there is no reason why even a novice can
complete this fine model.
The completed 1/32 model is 489mm Tall x 687mm Wide x 175mm Deep. There is 163mm height clearance under the crosswalk.
It can be built in two configurations 1) 218mm between tower inside walls or 2) 440mm between inside tower walls
This makes the building ideal for either 2 or 4 lane tracks.
How to assemble the Tower and Crosswalk building #006
recommend that you build the model in three separate parts and then
assemble them together at the end. The easiest parts are the crosswalk
sections and so these should be built up first. The towers are similar
in construction, so they are about the same level of difficulty. Keep
an eye out for the assembly tool in the kit. This is particularly
useful when constructing the sloping windows at the top of the large
tower, but the right angles on it are also helpful when building
other parts of the kit.
Click the links below to take you to the build guides
Basic Overview of the Model
Fitting Window Glass
How to build the Crosswalk Sections
How to build the Large Tower
How to build the Small Tower