Information on the Turnstile Ticket Office #010 and how to assemble it

As you will be expecting a lot of spectators at your track, of course you will need some way of charging admission! Our ticket office with turnstile provides this ability. The building is double skinned for extra durability and etched with lots of detail.

The 1/32 model is 210mm Wide x 120mm Deep x 102mm High

How to assemble the Turnstile Ticket Office #010

There are a few tricks to making the build of our kits as simple as possible. Firstly when assembling a part, do a dry assembly first without glue. This cleans out any dust or debris around the part and ensures you are not struggling to assemble the part quickly before glue dries. Use super glue as it dries fast and glues very well. Don't use too much, just a few drops here and there. On larger surfaces, just a additional little "S" shaped run of glue in the middle is enough. Push the parts together firmly and wait whilst the glue dries.Take your time and if you are going to paint the model we suggest you do as much as possible before you assemble the kit. This way when you have completed the model, you may only have to retouch an edge here and there.

Now to begin. Our first task is to assemble the base and inner walls. The inner walls and base are keyed with symbols, namely cross, circle, triangle and square. You need to match three of these symbols in each corner. Locate the wall with the cross and triangle and the end wall with the cross and circle. Apply glue and assemble them together as shown. Ensure they are at right angles. You can use another part in the kit which has a square corner to do this. All symbols are on the inside of the building and are not visible when the model is completed.

Now locate the other end inner wall which has a triangle and a square symbol. Glue this square as before matching up the two triangles as shown.

Glue the final wall in place. There is a square and triangle on this part on the inside. Match these up to the symbols and glue it in place.

We now glue on the base. Place it on the build surface with the symbols uppermost. Align the symbols in the walls with the ones on the base and dry assemble them together. Check that the three symbols in each corner match. Also double check the extra holes as shown are on the same side. This is required as this is where the turnstile will be attached later. When happy glue the parts together.

Now attach the upper roof beam. Push it down firmly into the slots. Again do a dry assembly first, then remove it, apply glue and re assemble.

Before gluing the door to the main model we need to fix in the lower panel. Take the door and the panel. Note the door handle is on the left side, the chamfers on the panel are uppermost. Use the etching on the panel to align it exactly with the square hole in the lower half of the door. If you align it correctly, the edges of the panel should match with the sides and lower edge of the door.

Attach the door to the main model from inside. There are etched lines on the door and on the inside of the wall to help you get it aligned correctly.

We now begin to attach the outer walls. First glue on the turnstile end wall. You can recognize this as it has a slot in the panel. Again do a dry assembly. Depending on how accurately you have assembled the inner walls, you may need to file the slot in the top of this wall a little, but try it first before applying glue.

Attach the other end in a similar manner.

Re orientate the model and glue on the "Door side" outer wall. Make sure the vertical edges are aligned to form a neat corner and it is pushed down onto the base.

In a similar manner glue on the last outer wall.

Attach the window sill as shown.

Then glue on the window frame. There are two of these in the kit. It is the wider width one of the two that you need here.

At the other end of the building glue on the other window sill.

Followed by the window frame. This is the narrow width one.

We now need to construct the turnstile. The first part we attach is the "T" shaped part. This is glued and is pushed in from the inside as shown. Check that it is at right angles to the wall.

The turnstile cross piece is next. This is glued into the hole in the floor and to the previous piece. Again check it is all square.

The final piece of the turnstile goes on next. Attach this now, once again checking it is level.

Next glue on four edging strips. These have a notched top corner so they fit around the back of the sign boards. Glue them on using the etched detail as a guide. The outer edge of the strip aligns perfectly down the corner of the building.

Overlapping these strips are four more. Glue them on each corner, again following the etched detail to form a clean corner. Notice these strips are slightly short at the top. This is correct as it allows for the sloping roof. Make sure they are pushed down onto the base.

Add on the end frames. These align with the corners of the signs and are pushed into the holes in the floor. Make sure the etched detail faces outwards and whilst the glue dries, check by eye the peak of the roof is aligned with the centre of the middle roof beam.

The next part is a little tricky, but we have included an alignment tool in the kit. This looks like a comb. Cut the picket fence posts from the sprue. You can attach the alignment tool as show using a small amount of masking tape or blue tack to the end frame. Alternatively you can hold it by hand. On the end with the turnstile, this can be a bit tricky as the turnstile bar prevents you holding it up against the to horizontal rail, but hold the tool horizontal relative to the cross bars. Glue the two end picket fence uprights in first. Apply a small dabs of glue where needed and press them home.

Continue to glue in the rest of the picket fence uprights. Do the same for both ends of the building.

Glue on the notice board. There is etched detail to show you where it should go.

Add the small step below the door.

Glue on door frame. Use the etched lines to align it correctly.

Attach the small round spacer discs to the wall. The etched detail shows you where these go.

Glue on the exit barriers as shown. If you want the exit to be open for your spectators to leave  this can be glued in a swung up position.

The roof detail comes next. Begin at the lower edge of the roof. Note:- The first two strips have a half tile at each end. Check that there is an equal overlap of the roof at both ends with a ruler.

Continue on up the roof. The next  strip has a full tile at each end. Use alternating full tile and half tile strips as you proceed to the centre.

With the last tile strip there is no notch in the beam to help you align the tile panel. Use the peak of the end walls as a guide to help you.

  Attach the last roof tile strip by pushing it against the last one you attached.

The final piece of the model is the roof finishing strips. Glue these on now.

Congratulations you have finished the model. We hope you enjoyed the build.

 Please let us know if there is a building that is not in our range as we are always looking for new ideas to model.