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?
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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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.
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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 $$$! ------------- www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173 First rule of Stormtroopers: Pee BEFORE you put on the uniform!
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.
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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. ------------- www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173 Tree---Right click to remove.
Coastergod, will you send me some pics firstname.lastname@example.org THANKS!!! Also, do they still sell those Spacewarp things? Cause I would really like to get my hands on one of those sets! ------------- Six Flags Great America #1 Park!!! AOL Im ScreenName : RollrCoastr00
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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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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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