If you have been following along, you know that I am modeling a railroad that exists in an alternate dystopian future. As such, my layout doesn’t exist in present or past current reality. This makes it difficult to interact with other who model a more traditional time and road…unless you have some way of bridging Time And Relative Dimensions In Space. Enter – The Stargate.
Stargate is a Movie/Television franchise. According to Wikipedia a Stargate is – “an Einstein–Rosen bridge portal device within the Stargate fictional universe that allows practical, rapid travel between two distant locations. The devices first appear in the 1994 Roland Emmerich film Stargate, and thereafter in the television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe. In these productions, the Stargate functions as a plot generator, allowing the main characters to visit alien planets without the need for spaceships or any other type of technology. The device allows for near-instantaneous travel across both interstellar and extragalactic distances.”
In my world, the Stargate allows my to transfer goods between my Futuristic Dystopian Timeline and other more traditional railroads. I will interchange cars with a friend who is modeling the present 1980s.
Searching the internet I was able to find a detailed image of a gate that I likes. I downloaded this image and edited it using GIMP the GNU Image Manipulation Program. I cut and sized my gate to be around 6″ in diameter.
I printed the image onto standard printer paper. I them spray glued that to thicker card-stock and layered it to add some dimension to the model.
I then got a 5″ PVC pipe coupler from the big box store, trimmed in to size, and have started working on kit-bashing and modeling the gate.
It is a work in progress. I will post more information as I model it more. The Stargate will be housed and maintained inside the Tannhäuser Gate Co.