Modeling a Stargate as a virtual interchange.

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.[1] 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.