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Coast Guard Base
Posted February 21, 2005 04:20
| Category: Buildings
Last fall, the Bay Area LEGO Train Club (BayLTC) was doing a show where
many of our usual waterfront models were not available, so I
volunteered to build a new model for that spot. I discovered Coast Watch HQ sets on
sale at Costco for about $20 each, and bought two of them. I used
many parts from the sets, such as the baseplates and windows, but
built a new design to be a little more realistic. The building is of
my own original design, but the helicopter and cutter are based on
real U.S. Coast Guard equipment. Since it was for a train show, I
made it come apart into pieces for easy transport.
Overall view of Coast Guard base
Cutter and Zodiac
Deck includes a table for people to enjoy food when off duty
Control tower oversees docks and air operations
Radar dish and antennae. [more]
A chopper pilot heads to his machine.
Chopper on helipad from above.
Helipad on top of the building
Inside the control tower. [more]
Main floor with the roof off. [more]
Close up of the conference table
A secretary controls access to the Commandant's office.
The Commandant at his desk.
Another view of the Commandant's office.
Another view of the Commandant's office showing his
The building comes off for easy transport.
The building comes apart into several parts.
The helicopter, side view. [more]
The other side of the helicopter.
Underside of the helicopter.
Close-up of the winch.
Tail of the chopper
Coast Guard cutter waiting at the dock
Side view of cutter, starboard bow
Side view of cutter, port stern
Close up of the bow of the cutter
Antennas on the roof of the cutter
The cutter's cockpit
Stern of the cutter, with throwable flotation devices at
Zodiac rigid inflatable boat, equipped for Coast Guard work.
Rear view of the Zodiac boat.
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