working scale models (was Re: (no subject))
david at cantrell.org.uk
Wed Aug 1 06:00:09 CDT 2007
On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 02:36:42PM -0500, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> Hmm... A real IMSAI is what, 10.5" tall, 19" wide, and about 24"-36"
> deep? That sounds difficult to reproduce at 1/12th scale, but it
> might be possible to replicate an IMSAI front panel with fiber optics,
> run them under the floor of the doll house to a hidden Z-80 board
> (that could still be done with a lot of SMT to make it small).
I bet someone has done something very similar for one of the larger
model railway scales.
The front panel lights will be easily doable. This time, look at the
*smaller* model railway scales. N gauge (1:150-ish) and Z gauge (1:220)
signalling equipment would be a good place to look. Their three inch
wide signal lamps are comparable to 1/5 inch lamps in your scale.
David Cantrell | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david
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