Building Model Coaster

Saturday, July 7, 2001 2:41 PM
My friend and I are undertaking a project of making our own working rollercoaster model. We think we have came up with a new design of track and wheel design. We get paychecks friday and I'm heading to the store to gather material for the test track. I'll be sure to take pictures and post them up somewhere. Wish us luck!

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"Your love is like a roller coasta' baby baby..."
If love is like a rollercoaster, doesn't that mean you should be happy ALL of the time? ;)

Shawn Bailes
110 Drumline
http://ohiodrumline.tripod.com/
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 2:45 PM
Excellent! Is it steel or wood? Hey, if it isn't top secret, I would like it if you could send me a description of it, if you get a chance, because I am trying to do the same thing. Thanks alot. My E-Mail is JDS43@aol.com, Good luck!

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I'd Rather Be Riding Rollercoasters
www.mycoasters.homestead.com/mycoasters.html
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 2:54 PM
That is cool. I look forward to seeing the pics and I would also like to do the same thing to go around the top of my room. GOOD LUCK!
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Life is a roller coaster...ride it!
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 3:24 PM
I once contact Mike Graham, who built many model coasters and now works for CCI. He gave me a lot of tips and I started being a small test model. Right now I am working a scale working model(complete with a computer control system and air brakes)of the Magnum XL 200.

Good luck on building a model it is 100 times harder than it looks(or sounds). You can just starting putting parts together. I for one made several blueprints just for my test model.

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Andrew
http://www.experiencethepoint.com
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 4:10 PM
It's actually an inverted design. We're making the track out of flexible wood and laying down a thin piece of metal (pop can aluminum, hehe) for the wheels to roll on. We're going to see if there is a patent for this kind of design. If there isn't, we're going to patent it, then I'll post up how it looks. It's actually a pretty simple design. We just got to find somewhere to put it ;)

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"Your love is like a roller coasta' baby baby..."
If love is like a rollercoaster, doesn't that mean you should be happy ALL of the time? ;)

Shawn Bailes
110 Drumline
http://ohiodrumline.tripod.com/
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 4:27 PM
Maybe I'll just have to beat you to it.;)
(just kidding)
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 7:10 PM

SWEET!!!!!!!!
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I love Ceadr Point!!! M. Force is G R E A T!

PKI is cool too!!!!!
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 11:37 PM
I started building a wooden model (working) sometime last off season because I was bored. I have made a car for it, but I need more wheels if I want to make other ones. I'm building it out of pop sicle sticks so it's not that complicated. I hope to get a small enough chain for the lift. The biggest problem I see is trying to make flat turns with they wood I'm using.

I want to get a scroll saw to make it easier to cut the pieces, but I don't know if I will anytime soon. I was think out taking pictures of the progress I have made and scanning them, but the only problem is that I don't have a scanner. I may have to borrow someones digital camera or something.

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Your best? Losers are always whining about doing there best...winners go home and ******* the prom queen.


*** This post was edited by CPgenius on 7/8/2001. ***
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 6:48 PM
Many coaster models are built with supports coming from the ceiling. We're going to make ours from the ground up! We settled on doing an inversion. Most likely just a corkscrew. We'll get into the braver vertical loops later if we can get by this daunting task! If you have any ideas or suggestions of how to go about this, please feel free to contact me! We would appreciate the help!

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"Your love is like a roller coasta' baby baby..."
If love is like a rollercoaster, doesn't that mean you should be happy ALL of the time? ;)

Shawn Bailes
110 Drumline
http://ohiodrumline.tripod.com/
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 6:55 PM
What kind of materials do u buy to make these and where do u find then and how much do they cost I just don't even know where to start!
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 7:30 PM
Settle doooown... Theres a nice tutorial on www.rollercoastermodels.com , but building a WORKING model is a LOT harder than you expect. You better have some experience in engineering and physics or else it probably won't work.

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.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
http://www.coasters2k.com
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