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    Dbzguy6: I used to work on Minuteman III and Peacekeeper ICBMs in the Air Force. If you would like some pointers, let me know.

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    Hey Adam,
    You will need railcars to transport the warheads: http://amarillorailmuseum.com/white_train.html
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    Hello! Its been awhile since I've posted on here. This video shows my missile door setup. A lot of trial and error has gone into this setup. This is my 3rd setup and very pleased with it. Though there is still some tweaking to do to it and painting of course.

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    20141017_175636.jpg This is the my rocket/missile I'm going to use. The model is made out of wood along with the 3 fins. I'm shooting for that 1950s-1960s space age theme. Super cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dbzguy6 View Post
    This is the my rocket/missile I'm going to use. The model is made out of wood along with the 3 fins. I'm shooting for that 1950s-1960s space age theme.
    I think you got it! Pretty cool. Honestly, when I first read this post, I thought you might be a little odd? But now I know! LOL Very cool idea. Thanks.
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    Well, if that isn't just a fine little machine. I've always been quite envious of folks who can design up mechanical gizmos like that. I can often understand them when they're shown and explained to me, but don't ask me to cook one up on my own!

    Great work on that!

    Any particular reason why you went with the two doors splitting below ground, vs. a single, above ground door sliding to one side?
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    A little odd? Yeah my dad dropped me when I was a baby, but I turned out alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    Any particular reason why you went with the two doors splitting below ground, vs. a single, above ground door sliding to one side?
    The reason behind the 2 doors splitting under ground is that its pretty cool seeing 2 doors open. A little bit more work involved but more fun. Other reason too is I didn't want to see a groove for were the door track slides in. Just wanted everything hidden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dbzguy6 View Post
    The reason behind the 2 doors splitting under ground is that its pretty cool seeing 2 doors open. A little bit more work involved but more fun. Other reason too is I didn't want to see a groove for were the door track slides in. Just wanted everything hidden.
    That is all the reason you need!
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    Well Hello. It's been a while since I've been on but I'd figure I would post a short video of what I've made and perfected over time. Enjoy!

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    I am not sure if rockets were raised out of the silo, but it still looks cool. Consider adding a smoke generator to emulate exhaust?
    Stogie

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    Is that an Apollo rocket?
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    Cool. What did you use to open both doors so evenly with eachother?

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    My layout is based on sci-fi themed stuff from movies and shows with aliens flying around and attacking the landscape. I am in the works of setting up a smoke generator to emulate exhaust. What I'm using is a remote control tugboats smokestake generator for the smoke affect. You can buy those online for around 20 bucks or so.

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    My layout is based on sci-fi themed stuff from movies and shows with aliens flying around and attacking the landscape. I am in the works of setting up a smoke generator to emulate exhaust. What I'm using is a remote control tugboats smokestake generator for the smoke affect. You can buy those online for around 20 bucks or so.

    The Apollo rocket is a pencil sharpener that I found at a swapmeet for 5 bucks. It's the perfect size for what I'm doing. Looks cool!

    So what I found that worked best for making the doors open and raising the rocket. Is using pulleys systems. You can achieve a smoother operating system without noise. The motors I used for those systems are commonly found in automobile vehicles. I used blend door motors that would be used to change the temperature settings in from hot to cold. And best of yet those motors are 12 volt and with a lot of gear reduction.

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    This is a video of the Door Mechanism setup from the underside.

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    Thanks, innovation at work!

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