The Pit comes as a kit of parts cleanly cut from MDF with comprehensive and easy to follow instructions. The kit can be made as a Steam era pit showing brick walls for the sides of the pit, or by rotating the pieces, can be made as a modern pit with concrete sides.

The kit goes together very easily with the components fitting together tightly so a small amount of gentle sanding can be required for the glue to bond well.

The pit depth is scale 5 feet which is comparable with modern pit depths. To achieve a Steam Pit depth which may be as shallow as 3ft, the interior of the pit can be filled with a length of Balsa wood to achieve the desired depth. Internal steps are included for each end of the pit. The etching of the brickwork is true to scale but would not look amiss for either 16mm or Gauge One.

Choice of track is left to the constructor. For our prototype, we used Tenmille track with their individual rail chairs.

The pit external dimensions are 400mm long, 90mm wide and 66mm high and internally 64mm high, 30mm wide with a depth below baseboard of 64mm.

Multiple kits can be joined together to create a long pit.


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KS19-01-04: G Gauge Inspection Pit

  • Brands KS Laser Designs
  • Product Code: KS19-01-04
  • Availability: 5
  • Size (L x W x H) mm 400 x 90 x 64
  • £21.00


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