Friday, October 20, 2006

Passenger Lifts, Earl's Court Station: Modelled in SketchUp

These are the cross-platform lifts at Earl's Court Underground station (District and Circle line). A good subject for a SketchUp model, since the detailing on them is so, well, detailed. This was quite a heavy model, and slowed my previous graphics card to a crawl. Although these lifts are designed to simply move mobility-impaired passengers from one platform to another, a lot of thought has obviously gone into the design and detailing.

Another two views showing the sepentine bridge supporting beam

And of course, it wouldn't be complete without the SketchUp fly-around: