Synthetic stone and resin kit to make a G PLM type rotunda (4 stalls) at HO scale (1/87).
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Rotunda G of the Charolais depot in Paris Sud Est is no more. After 80 years of existence it was demolished in October 2002.
Sud Modélisme created this model to bring back to life these reinforced concrete behemoths which housed the most prestigious machines of the PLM.
Built in the 1920's during the great period when reinforced concrete constructions began (Maginot Line), they were designed to replace the old rotundas which were not long enough to receive the great steamers.
The model presented here reproduces the Rotonde G of the Marseille Blancarde depot thanks to the collaboration of the Club Ferroviaire de Marseille (RPM 13), which provided the plans of the building as well as the dimensions and photographs.
This rotunda is designed for the Fleischmann plate at an angle of 7.5°.
The Basic Kit contains :
4 stalls moulded in synthetic stone for the side, rear and roof faces.
The interior spacers with posts are moulded in resin in the number of three for good rigidity of the whole.
All canopies are photo-cut brass as are the three roof access ladders
Many accessories are resin moulded such as the front and rear doors, the four chimneys and the four internal smoke extraction hosts.
Layout diagram for ROCO or JOUEF plate with 9° angle.
The photograph shows the ROCO turntable installed in a module with the rotunda.
The rotunda has been moved 10 cm closer to the plate so that the doors are well in line with the tracks.
On the other hand, at the bottom of the roundhouse you will get a slight offset because of the difference in the angle of the tracks and the roundhouse.
Starter kit consisting of 4 stalls
Rear width: 42 cm
Front width: 23.5 cm
Overall depth: 37 cm
Height: 11.5 cm