Waltzer

Another ride originating from the 1930’s and still very popular today. The model is based on a nine car 1960’s Maxwell machine with flat ceiling, three hills and a flat back, plain circular rounding boards and canopy over the front steps. The four wheel centre truck features a high quality motor/gear drive which gives quiet operation. Details of multi-channel programmed lighting control are included.
Additional drawing sheets and instructions are available detailing platform and car lighting, though with a rotating centre this is not a simple affair and should be provided for as the ride is built.
In 1/24th scale the model is 640mm (25”) in diameter and in 1/16th scale it is 950mm (37½”) in diameter.
For 1/16th scale I supply seven extra detail sheets which complement the 1/24th scale design which you scale up to suit.

SUPER DISCO STANDING TOP WALTZER 1/24th SCALE – MFD3SD FULL SET OF PLANS AND INSTRUCTIONS – £37
SUPER DISCO STANDING TOP WALTZER 1/24th SCALE – ADDITIONAL DRAWINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLATFORM AND CAR LIGHTING – MFD3SDL – £12
SUPER DISCO STANDING TOP WALTZER 1/16th SCALE – SEVEN ADDITIONAL SHEETS FOR 1/16th SCALE – MFD3SDA £18.50
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Individual Parts

I supply the following parts for the MFD3SD Waltzer model.  The prices shown for the drive are for the bevel geared version.  If you are using the contrate geared version please contact me with your requirements.  1/16th scale prices shown in brackets where different.

Centre pole tube – £9 a length machined (£15).
Rotating bush – £52 (£85).
Truck bush – £54 (£88).
Paybox bush – £54 (£88).
Plywood cheese with pins fitted – £54 (£82).
Pair of bevel gears – £15.  I can bore these to suit and fit a grub screw for a further £24.
Length of 1/8” thick aluminium for motor mount – £6 (£10).
Oilite thrust washer – £6.
Spacer (bevel to cheese) – £25 (£30).
Airpax Motor – £53 (£70.25).
Steering pivot boss with pivot rod fitted – £18 (£36).
Set of four brake drums – £45 (£52).
Set of 18 machined wheels, axles and LEGO tyres with instructions – £75 alternatively our machined Nylatron wheels are £56.70 – see latest plans for details.
Set of 18 ball race car wheels – £94, including channel and screws for brackets.
Set of 9 car pivots – £95.65 including collars and angle for brackets.
Etched brass platform rings – set of nine £25 (1/24th scale only).
Platform to cheese pin arm brackets – £12 for 36 (to allow two thicknesses) – neatly etched to shape and with holes perfectly formed.  Also supplied soldered up at £27/set of 18.
3/8″ x 1/4″ channel – one foot length – £6

For 1/16th scale only – collar to fit over cheese – £29.

New car bearing, does away with car pivots and car wheels and gives perfect car spinning – mimics latest slew ring type cars – £66 for set of nine.

Flowing hair panels –
1/24th scale – 67mm x 22mm – £3.50 each
1/16th scale – 95mm x 33mm – £5.50 each
1/12th scale – 150mm x 52mm – £8 each

Kit for the front steps (1/24th scale only) – Uses 0.5mm etched brass steps and risers mounted on laser cut MDF step supports.  A perfect fit which considerably simplifies making up the complex geometry of the steps.  Etched 3mm holes in the risers allow 3mm LEDs to be mounted directly.  Alternatively the holes can be backed with clear or translucent sheet and ‘floodlights’ mounted behind.  Loose half etched strips with 3mm discs etched onto the surface are also provided for each riser.  These can be painted and fitted behind the risers to mimic lamps.  Complete kit with illustrated instructions – £49.50.