Star Wars Plug and Control panels

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thd9791

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So, before the site goes down for maintenance I wanted to get this posted. I've noticed a few things on some OT panels and I want to open up discussion on these cool det decoration props.

Escape Hatch
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Looks like mostly machined parts, but they're so odd I feel like they have to be found parts.

Death Star panels
ADS3.jpg ADS2.jpg ADS.jpg

I see the large michell knurled thing, some more very probable record player parts..
an acrylic push button that lifts and lights up
that copper center part looks like it had a real world function...

ESB Cloud City
AESB6.jpg AESB4.jpg AESB5.jpg AESB1.jpg

Now, I just boxed up a piece of Meteorite in a little clear plastic box with a magnified top. There are 4 of these display boxes stacked to the right of both sockets. To the right of those are 4 different clear display boxes with cone knobs just sitting in most of them. Seriously guys!

Looks like the whole R2 panels are a case for a consumer electronic item (radio, etc) and the LEDs are in the screw holes and there are slots for a circuit board to be mounted above the round main thing.

A square hole accepts the pointy R2 arm that always ends up getting electrocuted

The smooth machined arm looks like theres a handle from sowething on the bottom of the panel. Looks like it has a hose attachment, and even a swivel mount on the bottom of the handle. What is that!?

Also, does anyone have any background info on how the circular plugs worked behind the scenes? Pulleys? motors?
 

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thd9791

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those may be the magnified lids stacked up and then the lidless cases with the cone knobs actually. I see one intact case on top.
 

kurtyboy

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The ANH escape hatch cones are Transcriptors, the cylinders are amp buttons (ESB Vader belt box style), and I'm sure the blocks are keyboard keys or similar facing side-on.
 

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thd9791

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never knew those small cone shaped things with a recess were transcriptor parts too! Someone with machining ability needs to get all these michell patterns and make low cost aluminum parts! I can't figure out what lando's communicator is. nice eye on the keyboard key caps. I have some cylindrical buttons from a stereo I ripped apart.. I'll try to snap pictures
 

mugatu

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never knew those small cone shaped things with a recess were transcriptor parts too! Someone with machining ability needs to get all these michell patterns and make low cost aluminum parts! I can't figure out what lando's communicator is. nice eye on the keyboard key caps. I have some cylindrical buttons from a stereo I ripped apart.. I'll try to snap pictures

Tom, Transcriptors (kind of) is in business still/again, and could provide parts (possibly, if you can wait for them) that are the real parts (except new, but with lineage <if that is the proper word> to the actual real parts).

In hindsight, seeing as there are so many parenthetical caveats in my response, having someone here do it is probably the best solution.
 

Marv

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Looks like the stylus cleaner arm parts for the escape hatch, they have that conical part on the upright bit under the arm.
 

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Marv

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Yes :)
The other three cylindrical pieces looks like the speed change switch on the Transcriptor hydraulic reference turntable.
 
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thd9791

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Stuck to that pulley I think I see two transistor or other components upside down with their leads sticking out. Also, those cross rectangular things, are those door locks?
 

thd9791

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The arm laying on its side at the bottom of the panel in pic AESB1jpeg is a flush-mount door handle for access panels on 1960s era mid to large size aircraft such as Vickers. The greeblie has some extra parts attached of course - because, Star Wars lol.

any images of these on access panels?

also, those display boxes..
Acrylic Magnifier - Box "A"
 

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