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Offline Toosmall  
#1 Posted : 03 January 2022 13:22:47(UTC)
Toosmall

Australia   
Joined: 26/07/2021(UTC)
Posts: 186
Location: Sydney
Z gauge glass lift, about an hour to make, so will do another 2 for the other platforms. Just a bit of mostly 1mm square styrene strips for a bit of internal steel frame work, then sprayed aluminium colour which works well through the tinted glazing.

Glazing is some 0.5mm polarising film (plastic sheet) which I have used elsewhere, with a few scored lines to break up the surface to look like panels of glass, and an inner glass box for the lift itself. Just have to make sure all of this polarising film on the layout is orientated the same way or it will look black.

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Shot with Canon S90. 4 shots stacked to reduce noise, probably not really necessary in this situation.

Sorry about the dust with the back lighting it's not worth cleaning the layout until I have finished.
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#2 Posted : 03 January 2022 14:22:17(UTC)
DaleSchultz

United States   
Joined: 10/02/2006(UTC)
Posts: 3,997
fabulous work!
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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Offline Toosmall  
#3 Posted : 04 January 2022 08:33:32(UTC)
Toosmall

Australia   
Joined: 26/07/2021(UTC)
Posts: 186
Location: Sydney
Thank you for the comment.

Actually this would be an addition most could easily build. Just use some clear packaging off our over packaged goods for the glazing. Maybe paint the framework a darker colour with clear glass.

Centre lift with doors open, and the last lift will have the doors closed. If one carefully bends the scored line, from scalpel blade, the plastic will hold together to fold around the structure, and bond with a touch of solvent.

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#4 Posted : 04 January 2022 14:03:32(UTC)
kiwiAlan

United Kingdom   
Joined: 23/07/2014(UTC)
Posts: 6,851
Location: ENGLAND, Didcot
You are the Z scale version of one of our Indian members, Madhu!

You seem to be excelling, like he does, in using everyday items to produce some incredible models.

ThumpUp ThumpUp Cool Cool

Offline Toosmall  
#5 Posted : 05 January 2022 06:48:08(UTC)
Toosmall

Australia   
Joined: 26/07/2021(UTC)
Posts: 186
Location: Sydney
I usually buy what I need, but sometimes completely unrelated items solve a problem very nicely.

3 lifts installed.

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