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IM BACK/ new ho scale mono cable gondola!


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#1 ski_Lift_modeler

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 05:20 PM

Well im back as the title says.

i have plans for a detachable bi cable gondola.

just 2 question before i build

should it be to the size of a lego person?

or to HO scale?

and also,

modeled to look new, or to look like soemthing from the 70-80's


pros/cons.

ho would make the lift distance much longer.
lego size would enable for more detail.

both will have auto detach/auto door. (harder on the HO for obvious reasons.)


well im excited about being back


thanks


Mike

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#2 ski_Lift_modeler

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 02:58 PM

Ok i decided to go with HO size, i have plans done for both an old and new version. just pick old or new and i will start construction immdeiatly.

i will also make detachable quads etc. many custom lifts to the specs that you give me.

that is if anyone finds intrest with these models..?

because no replys isnt that fufilling.. :crying:

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 08:15 PM

Whatever you choose, take lots of pics!
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 08:59 PM

i cant wait to see some pics! Sounds like a good idea. About how long are you going to make it?

#5 ski_Lift_modeler

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 02:43 AM

idk the conversion, but it will be about 30 feet, with a mid station

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:27 PM

ok, tomorrow i will have the gondola plans up, it will basically be the challenger type poma terminal, with a modified poma grip. cabins will be build sort of going for the classic 8 cwa design like at Killington or the canyons or steamboat

it will have 2 segments. base-mid-summit

i will post all of the plans for it tomorrow, this will be complete with everything that you would expect to see a gondola run with.. (ie. cabin storage park, rails to there that switch, for summer operation mountain bike racks.

automatic door.

all the works, to give you an idea of the size of these cabins, the cabin from side to side (width) is 1 inch i hope that give you an idea of the amount of work that will go into having all those features on a fully automatic gondola that small! ---

i also plan to make MANY more lifts i.e. a few fixed grips. some detach quads and many diff types of gondolas i.e. non automatic von roll cabs. and others with latice towers and stuff. --- im excited.



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Posted 16 September 2005 - 04:17 PM

sorry, taking longer than said but it'll be worth it, im drawing up and scaling all of the plans!..

a basic idea is that this includes a few for a HSQ,

but gondolas are where my love is..

Orange gondola would love this, the old K cabins! haha im going to make soemthing similar minus the stations to the old K carlevaro savio lift.

Another oldie ( prolly the first to be finished and put up in this thread)
a Von Roll 4 passenger detach gondola. it has to be pushed through the station though ( --- realistic). it wont have an automatic door, rather just one on a hinge.

and since i love old gondi's ill inclide one like the old gondi (same cabin idea) from lake louise..more info later.

some newer/80's ones..(all poma challenger style terminals)

a few gondis using cabins similar to the omega III by CWA..all automatic. way mroe specs and detail later.

one with cabins like the gondi at stratton.. once again poma.


have any questions/comments about any of the styles? I'd be happy to answer. also feel free to IM me on AIM.. slash 81291.

thanks.


Mike

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 09:11 AM

hha sorry for all the changes, but i HAVE decided that i will make only 2 gondolas that are modern. cwa omega's on tb 41's with challenger terminals. and the sam eexept diff cains (i.e. stratton)

but expect more old ones. i like the charm and i think they appeal more than th streamlined new ones. the old ones had amazing character and were all very individual IMO


Mike.

expect plans for the first gondola (carevaro savio type towers and my own grips with some old not curvey cwa design cabins.) tonight including grip design/scale/cabin design/tower design/terminal designs

thanks.

Mike

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:28 PM

Ok little update, i will be building the first gondola with the towers like a CS, cabins like an old CWA and custom grips/ auto door.

im still debating about HO/LEGO size due to a few fators, but either way the plans will be posted for one of them tonight . (towers/grips/hangers/cabins)

UPDATE


im checking my drawings now and ill post them soon.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 02:24 PM

ok the order of the gondis will be like this.. this old one first. then the K reincarnation. then the new cwa omega III type. then the stratton skyeship 12 type then another new cwa omega III type. after that ill be takin requests ---.. or anytime inbewteen, just share your thoughts and ideas.

blue brints for the first DEFF be online tonight.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 03:51 PM

lmfao, ok one last chaneg to it. i will NOT be making a remake of the K gondi. instead ill be implementing seratin characteristics of it onto the gondi im curently making. i.e. the front bars/ski rack things. itll be pretty cool. i have it all drawn up. pics soon.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:15 AM

ok i have everything squared away and ready to be built.

pics when i get back from school.

i am going to post my plans for 2 lifts. the old k gondi like one. a one stage lift. or a Poma challenger that is 3 stage and nearly twice as long!

peace.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 01:54 PM

ok very odd update,

my parents have finally seperated so im waiting to build the gondolas until i know where i am living. i dont want to build the line and realize it is going to change

so until then ill post pics of the cabins and the stations.





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