Building The AX090-OO Automatic Rising Arm Traffic Barriers Kit

A Look At Building The AX090-OO Automatic Rising Arm Traffic Barriers

Another recent new kit into the Scalemodelscenery.co.uk kit range is the AX090-OO Automatic Rising Arm Traffic Barriers

Kit. An ideal kit for an evenings project.

Kit contents

The kit comes in a recyclable clear packet, which contains one set of instructions, 3D printed parts, & two parts sheets. The two images show the kit contents.

Kit uses

The traffic barriers can be used on car park entrances, Toll booths, entrances & exits to depots, army barracks etc. Combo this kit with the KX033-OO Security Hut/Gatehouse OO/4mm/1:76

Let’s get started…

Start by familiarising yourself with the kit contents. You’ll need the following tools & glues:

  • Sharp craft knife with a fresh sharp blade
  • Cutting Mat
  • Tweezers
  •  Plastic Glue
  • Roket Card Glue
  • Sanding stick (Nail file emery board will do)

You’ll need the two small white square pieces & the two larger red rectangle pieces. These arms are the boxes that would house the motor to raise & lower the barriers. The two white pieces are the box tops.

Apply plastic glue, super glue or similar on to the top of the red rectangles as shown on the right. Make sure the peg bit (the hinge for the barrier is at the top.

Place the white square section on to the area that has just had the glue applied. The white square section should have the curved edges on top.

Repeat assembly with the second white square & red rectangle.

We now move on to the pavement base sections.

Turn the pavement sheet over so the laser engraved side is face down. Now carefully cut through the back of the pips holding the pavement sections on to the sheet.

Lightly sand back any pips that aren’t flush on the pavement edges.

Apply either Roket Card glue or super glue (or similar) to the base of the red rectangle as shown on the right.

Take one of the pavement sections with the laser engraved square in the middle of it. As shown on the right.

Place the red rectangle that has the glued bottom on it, & place on to the laser engraved square in the center of the pavement. The hinge pin on the rectangle should be pointing in the lengthways direction of the pavement as shown on the right.

Take one of the pavement sections with the small laser engraved square in the middle. As shown on the right.

Take one of the red ‘Y’ piece sections & apply Roket card glue or super glue (or similar) to it’s base as shown on the right.

Place the red ‘Y’ piece as shown on to the small laser engraved square. The ‘Y’ piece (the barrier armrest) should be inline with the longest side of the pavement as shown on the right.

Repeat assembly so that you now have the four pieces as shown on the right.

Now take the other parts sheet with the barriers.

Cut & remove the two barriers & also the stop sign backboards as shown on the right.

You’ll now need the two decal sheets as shown on the right. These are self-adhesive.

Using the tip of a sharp knife carefully lift the edge of one of the long stripe decals & peel away from the backing sheet.

Carefully place the decal on to the barrier arm as shown on the right. Now turn the barrier arm over & repeat removing another decal stripe & place onto the barrier.

As the same as the long stripes, carefully use a craft knife sharp blade to lift the stop sign decals away from the sheet.

Place the stop sign on to the plastic backing piece as shown on the right.

Repeat the above so you have four single-sided stop signs as shown on the right. There are four extra stop signs in the pack for you to use as you so wish.

Apply a small amount of plastic glue or similar on the back of the stop sign board.

Place the glued sided of the stop board onto the center of the barrier as shown on the right.

Turn the barrier over & glue the other stop sign into place. Make sure both stop signs are the correct way up.

Carefully push the barrier onto the hinge pin as shown on the right. If you so wish you can glue the barrier so it’s fixed in one position, or leave it unglued so you can move the barrier up or down.

Place the other end of the barrier upon the barrier armrest as shown. Again you can glue this if you so wish or leave it unglued so the barrier can be moved up & down.

Here we have glued one in the raised position.

The last job is to glue the barrier pavement bases on the bottom & install them on to your layout as shown on the right.

 

Happy modelling.

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6 Comments

  1. justin evans

    This is a great little kit , quite straightforward to build but brings a lot of difference to the layout, i have a couple of these now and they look great in position on the layout

    • Iain

      I’d like to add working red lights on to the top of the barrier arm, one to put to our lighting guru 🙂

      • justin evans

        That would even better if had a small light on there too, this is the type of thing that sets sms above the competition, they put time and money into development of new products all the time, there is always a new project on the go

  2. werk2do

    Nice useful kit, well explained and illustrated by Ian.

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