Actual Rollercoaster models...

Tuesday, February 13, 2001 3:20 PM
I went to this website off the links page of thrillride.com. There was this website modelrollercoasters.com, The guy actually built rollercoasters like you would trains. I thought that would be so cool. Although, I couldn't make them I would love to buy them from like toys'rus. Would you guys be in to that?
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 4:10 PM
I have been to that site aswell and they are amazing! He made an awsome mega looper.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 4:39 PM
Pretty good. I thought you mean www.rollercoastermodels.com Check it out, this guy builts non-working true scale woodies.

Have you seen http://www.modelcoasters.cjb.net/ ?

Hopefully Toys R Us will have a coaster toy soon. Check out the prototype at http://www.coaster-tech.com/coastertech/

Click on my member info and look at my photo. You'll see my model B&M Inverted which is yet to be completed. A site is also a while away. I should spend my time building the site & not surfing Coasterbuzz!!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 1:23 PM
I can't wait to buy one of them in toy's'rus. That looked pretty cool Coastergod. Keep us posted on your website.
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 2:33 AM
Does anyone want me to email them some more pictures of my model? I can do that now without building a site!

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Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 4:17 AM
Be sure to check out this doozy.

http://www.inrev.com/rollercoaster/
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 5:15 PM
Wow, that is a long rollercoaster there. See, I know I could never (A have enough time to do that. (B Actually be able to be it. Coastergod yeah just check my email adress off the of my info and email me some pics. *** This post was edited by ScorcherCongo on 2/15/2001. ***
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 8:22 PM
Mike Graham (mentioned above), and CoasterGod are two great modelers. I recently came across Chris' site (modelrollercoasters.com). He has done an outstanding job, and has made the cleanest-looking, most precise coasters I have seen. To know that they actually operate is unbelievable.

I have done several models, including working carnival rides in different scales (do you have any idea how HARD it is to scratchbuild a working N scale scrambler?? That's half the size of H.O.!). I am now working on larger scale (1 inch = 2 feet) operating loopers, mostly of Arrow Dynamics style. I also just completed the FALLER working coaster and the huge KNEX toy coaster from Toys R' Us!! It is worth the $$$!
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Friday, February 16, 2001 3:37 AM
This is probably the best coaster-related toy on the market. http://www.onlytoys.com/toystore.taf?do=skudetail&sku=159494 This set has TEN Loops!

You can build actual coaster elements with the parts eg. Cobra Rolls, Diving Loops, Batwings, Sea Serpents and many more!

Full site: www.darda.com

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Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia. *** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 2/16/2001. ***
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Friday, February 16, 2001 5:21 AM
Hey, ARROW GUY, how is that Jet Flyer model coming along?

If you are interested in modeling not roller coasters, but carnival rides, I suggest a subscription to CAROUSEL magazine (http://www.carouselmagazine.com), which follows the carnival industry and which, in the back pages, includes a monthly article on building realistic carnival ride models...either scratchbuilt or kit-bashed. This month it's a scratch-built Sky Diver.

(Edited to correct a factual error: it is a Sky Diver, not a Sky Wheel)
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
*** This post was edited by RideMan on 2/16/2001. ***
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Friday, February 16, 2001 8:04 AM
Anybody who remembers the Spacewarp sets by Bandai might be interested to see this link:
http://www.angelfire.com/journal/scottmills/SpaceWarp/spacewarp.html

I used to love playing around with this. I still have it stashed away in the basement of my parent's house. One of these days I'm going to get it out and refurbish it.
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Friday, February 16, 2001 9:12 PM
Thanks Rideman...I will check that out! All models are on hold as I have been preparing to move, but they are coming along well.

Millrace has a very good point. I learned the most basic coaster fundamentals from a Spacewarp set. It really teaches you the unique mannerisms of a miniature model, which are VERY different than the real thing.
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Saturday, February 17, 2001 8:10 AM
I would love to have a coaster model kit, I have a model train in my basement which I put a lot of time and effort into, and the thought of building a model coaster would be out of this world!
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Saturday, February 17, 2001 10:49 AM
Coastergod, will you send me some pics danman_444@hotmail.com
THANKS!!!
Also, do they still sell those Spacewarp things? Cause I would really like to get my hands on one of those sets!
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Monday, February 19, 2001 6:32 AM
Spacewarp was discontinued a long time ago. Try checking ebay, garage sales, etc, you just might get lucky,
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Saturday, April 7, 2001 4:36 PM
For those who gave me their emails for me to send photos of my model, I apologise. Haven't had a real chance to scan some in. Soon!

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Saturday, April 7, 2001 4:45 PM
WOW! I never knew how many people around here actually built model coasters. CoasterGod, I have to say that that model is looking awesome. I've made some small models out of copper wire, but I never knew people out there were making these huge models, this can become a new hobby besides surfing coasterbuzz!

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Saturday, April 7, 2001 5:36 PM

Coaster God-

When (or if) you scan those pics, I'd love to see them. Just send them to CPs MagnumXL200@aol.com

I've got a half built (haven't put the motor in yet) IHC sky-wheel sitting on my book case right next to me, and a trackless wooden coaster model on the top shelf of my closet. Some day I'll finish them...

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Saturday, April 7, 2001 6:22 PM
Coastergod. If you get a chance I'd like to see it as well. webmaster@woodencoaster.com

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Saturday, April 7, 2001 6:25 PM
Hey, I'd like to take a look too. Thanks.
JDS43@aol.com

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I'd Rather Be Riding Rollercoasters
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