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    Wintervillage 2019 / 2020: Constructing a Cable car on my windowsill



    As discussed last year the central theme of my Winter village this year will be the introduction of a cable car.

    Because the landscape of previous years has no possibility for this, I am planning to rebuild the landscape as a whole from scratch.
    Because the cable car also 'belongs' a ski slope, several mountains are needed.

    And creating a new ski slope like we have in combination with the Cable car in our Township towns is quite a challenge!

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    Although the official construction (and therefore the setting up of my herd of elephants) will only start in mid-November, I would like to take you along in the preparation work.
    Because the mountain landscape where the return station of the cable car and the ski slope will cover the entire left-hand window, you will look at unfinished styrofoam from the outside.

    So I first started to think of how a good solution can be found for this. We have found two elongated trays that are exactly the same length as the width of both windows.
    The plan is therefore to create a background behind one of these trays to conceal the back of the mountains.



    So get started with homemade 'stickers' and wall paint. The only thing that is needed now is to screw the back plate to the tray and place lighted houses on it.
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    Rocky?.. I just love your brilliant mind of creativity...
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    Hope to hear more about my ordered cable car this week. An Austrian company designs them and therefore owns the brand.
    But production is done in China and from there a freight is delivered via Austria to the wholesaler here in the Netherlands in January and September.
    The wholesaler has not yet received the freight from September and is now investigating whether my ordered cable-way type is included.
    If that is not the case, I will probably get my money back to buy a job elsewhere.
    But the shop is only available for communication from Wednesday to Saturday in the afternoon.
    So can take a while ....

    In the meantime we go to a hotel in Arnhem for a few days.
    A visit to the biggest Christmas show in the Netherlands is planned! Anyone interested in me sharing?

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    ...In the meantime we go to a hotel in Arnhem for a few days.
    A visit to the biggest Christmas show in the Netherlands is planned! Anyone interested in me sharing?
    Sorry to hear about the delay in cable car delivery. And to your question: yes!


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    Quote Originally Posted by _DD_ View Post
    Sorry to hear about the delay in cable car delivery. And to your question: yes!

    Glad to hear you are on board on this
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    How are you going to build it in-game (please put in simple terms because I am a simpleton who doesn't understand complicated maths-and science talks lol.
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    Hi Johnalex,
    Well it won't be as easy as the in-game cable car, which is just on a 2x2 basis and where start and finish of both ski lope and cable car are connected to each other.
    My windowsill is about 3.75meter(147inch) long so if I want to have start and finish together I thing the upperstation of the cable car will hit the sailing.
    I just suggested this idea to my wife Anne but her face said 'No way!`

    The cable car set I have ordered has a ground station and an uppertsation and about 8 meter cable so that is enough in my case. To support the cable one guiding mast is incluided, if I'm gonna add more gondolas an extra mast will be necessary. As soon as the package is arrived I will share of course.

    The groundstation has a motor in it, the upperstation is just a retourstation and doesn't need electricity.


    To create the necessary difference in hight I build a platform for the upperstation. With Styrofoam I will create the mountains and the ski lope.
    And although math and science will be a great help I just try to use common sense, pencil and paper and a lot of imagination to fix this project lol
    And of course a lot of Styrofoam and foam cutters.
    Work in progress ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Ruud View Post
    ...
    I just suggested this idea to my wife Anne but her face said 'No way!`...
    ROFL...looking forward to updates
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    here we go Maggie

    I got a bit stuck on the idea of ​​running both the ski slope and the cable car in the same loop, like one placed above the other.
    Searching the internet gave me a working solution to this struggle.
    Placing Ski slope and Cable car separated from each other is also easier to make. The slope will then not get any complicated turns.
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