3. Men At Work
If ever there was an example of "scope creep," here it is. It started with just the gas station, excavator and dump truck. Then came the road compactor, the cement truck, the Bobcat, the tow truck, etcetera, ad infinitum. I kept trying to rein in the scope creep, but each time I did, I came up with yet more things to add. So... rather than fight it, I just said, "Fine, bring it."
Presently, this ambitious 11" x 18" diorama will feature:
That's a lot of stuff to pack into this little thing! Most of the animations are finished; it's predominantly cosmetic work left to be done. Below is a preliminary planning session with just some of the items.
On 11 October 2021 I made a box for the diorama from ½-inch Gatorfoam.
Since that time, the module has gone through quite a few changes, as one might expect given my penchant for making revisions.
Eventually the revisions were so numerous that the top of the box became a slice of Swiss cheese, so I started over with a new box.
The control panel/power supply is in a separate box, connected to the diorama via this 44-conductor connector; the excavator and the barber shop/laundromat have their own separate control boxes and connectors.
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