Almost 1 year & 5 months after work began, my hospital is complete, and it even has a name: Enterprise Medical Center.
The latest video is just in the form of an update, as a proper guided tour of the entire thing won't be started until I can populate the nursery with some of the mini-babies being released this Summer.
Here are some things not shown or obvious in this quick video:
- The elevator car has four protruding wheels that keep it properly aligned within rail-style channels formed by 1x1 extensions in the corners of the shaft.
- The elevator car itself was also completely redesigned from the original form. To fit the odd 8x7 size, a new 3x7 wheeled gurney design had to be scratch-built.
- The back two walls of the elevator shaft are solid & connected from the top to the ground. The door panel side and remaining wall are part of the structure of each floor.
- The roof over the elevator pops off with the motor and lets you pull the elevator car right out with it.
- The roof elevator doors are different from other three sets. They're 3 studs wide and slide almost completely into the adjacent wall space, which is itself comprised of just 3 studs each side. I hollowed out the space and capped just the ends with the vertical 2x4 tiles you can see on the sides.
- The flat of the roof is primarily 3 plates high -- white underneath for the ceiling, psychedelic in the middle, dark tan on top.
- The roof has a 1-stud ridge of protruding plates around the underside edge which clamp the outer building shell together.
- Though the 3rd floor protrudes far over the lobby below, a little alignment support at the front left corner has no weight on it at all. The overhang is completely cantilevered off significantly inset 2nd floor, forward-most wall. It's held up by the weight opposite side of the floor and the roof.
On to the next projects, and hopefully a significantly faster way of building, at least for awhile :)