This fully functional Twistlock for exacty scaled models in 1/14.5 (eg. our own FineScale-Series) provides the highest amount of detail. This Twistlock is not compatible to Tamiya models (please choose our special Twistlock for Tamiya). Wedico-Models might work, but only with modification! The exact dimensions of the Twistlock can be taken from the drawings in the product photos.
According to the real Twistlock, the Pin of this model can completely be sunk in the housing (Retractable Twistlock) and can be fixed in the end positions by tightening the locking nut as it is prescribed for trailers in Europe.
In detail, the Twistlock considered here consists of a casted housing, a pin with a locking ring, an outer and a guide bush as well as a spacer ring and a locking nut. All free-formed parts of the retractable Twistlock are made of fine casted alpaca (nickel silver). Added to this, the spacer ring is made of stainless steel to securely fix the mechanical components inside the housing.
For further information about the individual functions and details of the Twistlock, please check our Wiki:
Product variant: Twistlock - raw parts
The components of the twist locks are still on sprues. These must be removed before assembly and the separation points have to be grinded.
Product variant: Twistlock - finished parts
The components of the twist locks have been separated from the sprue and are grinded. Thus, they can be mounted immediately.
- All fine casted parts: Alpaca (nickel silver)
- Spacer ring: Stainless steel
In order to mount this Twistlock on your trailer, for the exact positioning, the cast housing is equipped with a rectangular structure on its backside. This layout is particularly convenient for you, if the Twistlock should be(hard) soldered or glued. Alternatively, the M3 thread can be used together with our special crossbeams.
Apart from housing the items should not be painted, in order to ensure the proper and smooth functioning.
Suggested tools needed fort the assembly
- Glue: We suggest Loctite 435 (available from us)
- Optional: metal saw, sandpaper, Loctite 435 or (silver) solder
Scope of delivery
- 1 Piece Housing
- 1 Piece Pin
- 1 Piece Guide Bush
- 1 Piece Outer Bush
- 1 Piece Spacer Ring
- 1 Piece Locking nut
- 1 Piece Locking ring
- 1 Piece Mounting instruction
Note: To securely load and fix a container, 4 Twistlocks will be needed.