Information on the Control Tower and Crosswalk 1550 building and how to assemble it

The 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.

If 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

We 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

Final Assembly