Another coaster for sale - $300.00?

Thursday, September 9, 2004 11:25 PM
I suppose this coaster could actually go for the $300.00 starting bid if only one person bids. Not bad for this cute little coaster. Does need some TLC though. Anyone near Galion, Ohio? *** Edited 9/10/2004 3:27:54 AM UTC by swampfoxer***

Thursday, September 9, 2004 11:29 PM
Would be interesting to own...but how much more money would it cost to restore?
Thursday, September 9, 2004 11:46 PM
$300 isn't bad at all. You could get this for 15,000 on

Hmmm....looks like my summer's work at mcdonalds could go to something good....

Do you think it would be a problem to have in a residential area? It would prolly need to be certified for safety

Thursday, September 9, 2004 11:48 PM
Looks an awful lot like Hi-Speed Thrill Coaster at Knoebels.
Friday, September 10, 2004 6:21 AM
That's the worst condition I've seen a coaster in...with that said, if I had a spare 300 dollars around, I'd buy it. :)
Friday, September 10, 2004 8:21 AM
I'd buy it at that price... ONLY if the scrap value of the metal was worth more than $300.

Friday, September 10, 2004 8:28 AM
It's weird that he listed it in eBay Motors when eBay has a amusement park section under collectables that people sell rides on.
Friday, September 10, 2004 8:38 AM
I've got a spare $300 bucks lying around...

...MY only problem is, although I'd love to use this as a hobby & restore it... I don't got enough land to keep something like that. I'm too much in the 'burbs to keep something like that with neighbors on either side... if I had a little more land, I think I could really make something like that happen. I'd landscape the area really nice.

...the problem for me, as well as others, is the cost to move it from that location where it is now, to wherever you live (for me... about 200+ miles East). How much is that going to run?

You add that + restoration... you're getting yourself into something that WAS $300, into something that's around $3,000.

Friday, September 10, 2004 9:20 AM
The $300.00 is no problem... getting that thing in a condition where it can run again looks to be the problem. It looks like hell... it'd be a project just to sandblast it and paint the structure.
Friday, September 10, 2004 9:42 AM
and then you'd have to pray it didn't rust through and go to dust as it's being sandblasted too, Rob.
Friday, September 10, 2004 9:50 AM
Like SLFAKE said, its probably only worth something as scrap metal. Sorry to say it, but I don't think this one is one that can be preserved. Especially when so many similar coasters are out there in much better condition.
Friday, September 10, 2004 10:04 AM
Definitely seems like High Speed Thrill Coaster at Knoebel's but HSTC was built by Overland Amusement Company according to rcdb. But I wouldn't be surprised if the plans passed from one company to another over the years.

Seems like you'd just need a big trailer to haul it, and it might be salvagable beyond scrap but the only way to really tell is to see it in person.


Friday, September 10, 2004 11:10 AM
The HSTC is the only Overland coaster that I know of. The one listed for sale is a production model coaster- one of which dozens (if not hundreds) were built throughout the years. It is a kiddy coaster whereas the HSTC could be defined as something beyond that.
Friday, September 10, 2004 12:14 PM
ROFL....forced to wonder if this is the *same* Molina/Schiff that I rode at the VFD carnival in Maryland...the only coaster I've ever ridden that had me "ready to bail" if necessary, the cars were in horrendous condition...
Friday, September 10, 2004 1:04 PM
There are an awful lot of these Schiff/Molina rides out there. I swear nearly every forty miler has one. Really, it's not worth messing with, not even scrapping out for parts.
Friday, September 10, 2004 1:29 PM
Now that looks like a nice early Christmas present (for me) ;-)

Looks like it would be an awesome project/hobby to tackle as well.


Friday, September 10, 2004 1:47 PM
I never noticed how those little kiddy coaster cars resemble old Prior & Church rolling stock!
Friday, September 10, 2004 3:37 PM
Hmm, I wonder if my apartment complex manager would mind if I installed this near the pool... ;)
Friday, September 10, 2004 3:41 PM
Might fit AROUND the pool.
Friday, September 10, 2004 4:33 PM
The HSTC has about 300 feet of track.

It does resemble the kiddie coaster at Williams Grove though.

But back to the HSTC. I just wonder if you could rig up a more powerful motor to make it crest the lift faster? I don't see why not.


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