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Old 29-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #21
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I chose a different colour for the door as it's a different assembly in the CAD drawing Package. I think you are right though Rob, the door needs a little fettling.

I'll see to it next week when I've more time. Be nice to make a clock from this eh?

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Old 29-11-2010, 04:33 PM   #22
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only if you get "time" to make one lol
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:57 PM   #23
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I would love to see that.

It was great to meet you Andre, have a safe trip home.

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It was great to meet you in person too, Bernie.
My trip back home was fine, i left England just in time,
and then Paris 2 days later, you had more snow than us
in the great white north, could you believe that ?

Oh wait ! i'm not here to talk about my trip, but to post
some pictures of myself with the last remaining part of the
travel tube car model.




Guess why i have a huge smile on my face ?






Close-up picture






Now that you have seen the real dimension of the front part,
the car was 12 inches wide by 24 inches long, how big do you think
the whole travel tube model was ?





I also have a small video that shows the back of the front part,
it is 10 seconds long approx, i have it somewhere, i'll post it later
this week on youtube and give you the link.

So, is it larger than you expected ?

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:27 PM   #24
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That is one cool piece. Whats the honeycombe stuff in-between the door panels?
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:39 PM   #25
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I guess it's the same material used as a fluorescent lighting diffuser.



It was also used on the commpost, next to the CRT tubes
(3 yellow-orange glowing squares)

It's a cheap material, also sold in 2' X 4' sheet.

http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/s...k=P_PartNumber

On the front part, it was a whole layer BEHIND the door layer, it looks like between but the holes were cut
showing the layer behind which was made from the clear plastic diffuser.

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Old 05-12-2010, 10:09 PM   #26
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Impressive! Thanks for posting
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:32 PM   #27
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So, is it larger than you expected ?
Yes.

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Now that you have seen the real dimension of the front part,
the car was 12 inches wide by 24 inches long, how big do you think
the whole travel tube model was ?
The length of the interior travel tube model tunnel must be around twenty feet?
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:14 PM   #28
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There is an image of the original travel tube in the AMC section of this fourm

the catch,you have to pay a AMC membership to view

well worth it IMO

Donald
I've been searching for it for the past 2 hours now,
can't find it.

I don't know in which exact section of the forum.
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:07 PM   #29
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I've been searching for it for the past 2 hours now,
can't find it.

I don't know in which exact section of the forum.
Hi Andre,

Do you mean this one?

The front plate is not in the right place to the side door.



Phil Rae posted this a year or two back.

I estimate the round plate you are holding to be 15" in diameter and the tube to be 36" long or so, I did CAD the tube itself. I scaled these measurements from the Gemini kit parts at the end of the tube. I made notes on all the EMA parts too, I will post all this information when I am back at the office.

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Old 06-12-2010, 03:11 PM   #30
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WOW !

I never saw that picture before, i'm shocked !

Seems that the front plate is part and fixed
to the whole model as one piece

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Old 06-12-2010, 04:10 PM   #31
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You maybe right about the front plate diameter,
i went in front of the bathroom's mirror, and i was holding
a 12'' and 15'' ruler the same way i was holding the front part,
and the 15'' dimension maybe more accurate.

And regarding the honeycomb pattern behind the door,
it might be item PS-145 from the Plastruct catalog.

And i found the video i was talking about, i can't post
any link to it because it was filmed in a private home,
but i'll post later today some good screenshots of it,
and you will see how the back looks like.

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Old 06-12-2010, 06:19 PM   #32
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I've been searching for it for the past 2 hours now,
can't find it.

I don't know in which exact section of the forum.
It was under Member builds/ Moonbase Alpha/Travel Tube
it took me 30 seconds to find under that section

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Old 06-12-2010, 06:31 PM   #33
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If you look closely,it may be that the Door end section may have been put on the wrong way round in recent times (perhaps to look inside)
you will see the tube detail matches up correct as the rail guide is in the correct position to the side door.

as the front clearly comes off (as the other images show) this theory is not too far fetched to consider.

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Hi Andre,

Do you mean this one?

The front plate is not in the right place to the side door.



Phil Rae posted this a year or two back.

I estimate the round plate you are holding to be 15" in diameter and the tube to be 36" long or so, I did CAD the tube itself. I scaled these measurements from the Gemini kit parts at the end of the tube. I made notes on all the EMA parts too, I will post all this information when I am back at the office.

Cap'n
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Donald its an escape hatch lol
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:56 PM   #35
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It was under Member builds/ Moonbase Alpha/Travel Tube
it took me 30 seconds to find under that section
Strange, i found out this section to be empty (0) from the 'moonbase alpha' tab.

And then, once in it, i can see Captain's post.


Here are 3 screengrabs to show you the back of the front plate.







You can see the recessed door and the painted pattern sheet (honeycomb),
i don't know why they didn't use a plain sheet instead.

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Old 06-12-2010, 11:13 PM   #36
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The photo came from Phil but I posted it. The photo shows the end of the travel tube with the door end just laid in place.

I built a replica one of these for James Ommert in the USA. The transparent light panel behind the door should be a diamond pattern. Most of the sheets today are of a square pattern. The plastic probably came from either a scavenged light cover or from an old suspended ceiling panel. There was only one end on the travel tube car. They just changed the colour of the light to represent the front or the rear (pink or white). In fact the edges of the major Perspex pieces are left devoid of paint. The illumination from inside bleeds out through the unpainted portions. It's likely, though I can't say for certain, that the model was filmed in reverse in that when you see the car come to rest at the end of the tube, it is in reality starting from there and then being pulled back along the tube, possibly by a wire with a weight on the end to give it a smooth acceleration or a motor with a flywheel.

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Old 07-12-2010, 01:12 PM   #37
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The lighting of the travel tube always looked strange and I assumed they used ultra violet lighting, but looking at it now it almost looks like a negative image. Looking at the back of the door image it would make sense. If the interior of the travel capsule was lit the part which is dark in the on screen would be bright and casting light.

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Old 07-12-2010, 03:14 PM   #38
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I think the image is correct and not a negative. There is no paint to the edges of those panels and it is backlit so light spills out from the edges. To emphasise this they lined the tunnel with foil.

Another thing which is not obvious at first sight are the walls at the junction. They look sloppily made but I think they are representing the tube being mined from bare rock, maybe the heat from a laser?. Maybe they run underground at some stage (under parts of Alpha perhaps) or they are cast concrete or similar material?

Shornak,
The end plate is lit unevenly and darkens at the edge, it's an optical illusion but I'd never noticed that before.... These are great images BTW, thanks to the posters.

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Old 07-12-2010, 05:31 PM   #39
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I have always wondered, did they shoot any additional footage of the travel tube after the first episode? It just seemed like the same 3-4 shots endlessly repeated.
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Neo, If you have one can you hold it up to a uv/black light to see what part of it lights up please. Just curious.
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