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Superstructure Lift

I finally decided to have a go at the lift that will service the various levels of the superstructure, allowing the orks to get up to the helm platform to have a go at steering. Although it wont actually be operable whilst sailing the boat, like various other elements of the ship I did want it to be adjustable so I can change how things look.

Started off by constructing the basic lift platform which has a tab that nicely slides along the runner that will be fitted through the superstructure…

Here you can see how the two parts fit together…

I then added some handrails to the lift platform itself, still need to add a few more details such as safety chains and controls etc.¬†You can also see that I have added a little pulley at the top of the shaft and attached a chain to the platform. The chain will eventually loop around to the bottom of the runner and joining up with the bottom of the platform. This will give a continuous loop of chain that will hopefully allow the platform to be moved up and down but still hold it in place enough so that it doesn’t drop under its own weight.

Here is a final shot showing how the lift provides access to 3 levels…