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    Here are a couple of videos of the first test. The first one shows the positioning. I marked the location with a pencil for the up and down positions. BTW, the actuator is nowhere near that loud in real life. For some reason the phone camera super amplified the sound.


    The ultimate test will be when I attach this to the wall next to the yet to be build layout. But it looks promising so far.

    I then attached two profiles to support a cassette from a previous layout to see if the motion is smooth enough. I purposefully didn't put a loco to see how the cars would do on their own. It looks like there won't be any issues.


    So, that's it. This will wrap up this thread. Next up is building the layout and attaching this to it. Pretty happy with how it turned out.
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    Nice work!
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    Looks like good progress. What does the repeatably on the positioning at the ends of the car look like?

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    it's pretty good, but proof will be in the pudding when I connect it to the layout.
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    Wow! Impressive work, Serdar. Very professional-looking and effective. I can't wait to see this installed on the layout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssoysal View Post
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Otis panel idea! Off to eBay now!!!
    Need to get some cheesy elevator music when it goes up and down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybr View Post
    Need to get some cheesy elevator music when it goes up and down.
    I had an acquaintance who had a Muzak franchise in the early 90's
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    FYI an HO layout article in the latest MR reminded me of this thread. The impressive layout includes a motorized lift-up where one would normally find a duckunder. It uses two Firgelli high speed electric linear actuators, 2 PWM controllers, four 24" drawer slides, brackets, power supply, coiled phone cord to power the track, and a presumably DPDT toggle switch. He landscaped the elevator car. I'd guess he is using the controllers to match speed and the built-in limit switches to position the rails at the layout level and at the top. Guessing the final cost in the $400-$500 range.

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    Yeah, I saw that one. I still need to read it carefully. Great idea to scenic the lift-up.
    Serdar

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